Dreissena caspia caspia (Eichwald, 1855)



Taxonomy & Nomenclature

Synonym/s: Dreissena caspia Eichwald, 1855


Conservation Status


Last record: 1940's

IUCN RedList status: Critically Endangered (Possibly Extinct)



Caspian Sea


Biology & Ecology










Cowie, Robert H., Régnier, Claire, Fontaine, Benoît, and Bouchet, Philippe. (2017). Measuring the Sixth Extinction: what do mollusks tell us? The Nautilus 131(1): 3-41.

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Rintelen, T. & Van Damme, D. 2011. Dreissena caspia. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2011: e.T188971A8669278. Downloaded on 25 December 2015.

Rosenberg, G. and Ludyanskiy, M.L. 1994. A nomenclatural review of Dreissena (Bivalvia: Dreissenidae) with identification of the quagga mussel as Dreissena bugensis. Canadian Journal of Fisheries and Aquatic Sciences 51: 1474 –1484.

Starobogatov, Y.I. and Andreeva, S.I. 1994. Range. In: Y.I. Starobogatov (ed.), Dreissena polymorpha (Pall,) (Bivalvia, Dreissenidae). Taxonomy, Ecology and Practical Meaning, pp. 47-53. Nauka Press, Moscow, Russia.


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