Dreissena caspia pallasi (Andrusov, 1897)



Taxonomy & Nomenclature



Conservation Status


Last record: 1980

IUCN RedList status: Critically Endangered (Possibly Extinct)



Aral Sea


Biology & Ecology










Aladin, N.V. and Potts, W.T.W. 1992. Changes in the Aral Sea ecosystems during the period 1960-1990. Hydrobiologia 237: 67-79.

Andreev, N.I., Andreeva, S.I., Filippov, A.A. and N.V. Aladin, N.V. 1992. The fauna of the Aral Sea in 1989. 1. The benthos. International Journal of Salt Lake Research 1: 103-110.

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.

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


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