Invasive dreissenid mussels and round gobies: A benthic pathway for the trophic transfer of microcystin

Amanda E. Poste, Ted Ozersky

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Abstract

In the present preliminary study, the authors identify 2 pathways through which invasive dreissenid mussels can transfer microcystin to higher trophic levels: either directly, through consumption by benthivorous fish such as the round goby; or indirectly, through their biodeposits, which are an important food source for benthic invertebrates. The results suggest that dreissenid mussels represent a potentially important benthic pathway for the food web transfer of microcystin.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)2159-2164
Number of pages6
JournalEnvironmental Toxicology and Chemistry
Volume32
Issue number9
DOIs
StatePublished - Sep 1 2013

Keywords

  • Benthic-pelagic coupling
  • Cyanobacteria
  • Dreissenid mussels
  • Microcystin
  • Trophic transfer

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