Dreissena polymorpha (Pallas, 1771)

English Zebra mussel  ISEIA: A2 – Black List
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Report the species

Report Dreissena polymorpha to the National Museum of Natural History.

Importance and distribution in Luxembourg

The species was already described for Luxembourg in the Moselle river by Ferrant at the end of the 19th century (1891/1892) (Dhur & Massard 1995).

13 occurrences are documented in the Recorder database, reaching from 1892 to 2002 (25/01/2018).

Risk assessment

ISEIA protocol: A2 (3+3+3+3) = Black List (Ries et al. 2017: 68).


  • Dhur, G. & J.A. Massard, 1995. Étude historique et faunistique des Invertébrés immigrés ou introduits dans la Moselle luxembourgeoise et ses affluents. Bull. Soc. Nat. luxemb. 96: 127-156. [PDF 1896 KB]
  • Ries, C., A. Arendt, C. Braunert, S. Christian, A. Dohet, A. Frantz, G. Geimer, M. Hellers, J. A. Massard, X. Mestdagh, R. Proess, N. Schneider & M. Pfeiffenschneider, 2017. Environmental impact assessment and black, watch and alert list classification after the ISEIA Protocol of invertebrates in Luxembourg. Bull. Soc. Nat. luxemb. 119: 63-70. [PDF 360 KB]

Suggested citation of this webpage

Ries, C. & M. Pfeiffenschneider (Eds.), 2019. Dreissena polymorpha (Pallas, 1771). In: neobiota.lu - Invasive Alien Species in Luxembourg. National Museum of Natural History, Luxembourg. URL: https://neobiota.lu/dreissena-polymorpha/ [Accessed 2019-10-19].

 Last updated on Thursday, April 12, 2018.