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How well can fishes prey on zebra mussels in eastern North America?

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How well can fishes prey on zebra mussels in eastern North America?; 1993; Article; Journal; Fisheries; French, John R. P., III

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Literature on mollusk-eating fishes was reviewed to determine the potential for different species of fish to control zebra mussels in eastern North America. At least six species are potential predators of zebra mussels because they possess (1) both upper and lower pharyngeal teeth or (2) lower pharyngeal teeth and chewing pads located on the dorsal roof for crushing mollusk shells. Freshwater drum (Aplodinotus grunniens) and two centrarchids, redear sunfish (Lepomis microlophus) and pumpkinseed (L. gibbosus), possess both upper and lower pharyngeal teeth and are likely to consume more zebra mussels than fishes with only lower pharyngeal teeth. Only two catostomid species, copper and river redhorses (Moxostoma hubbsi and M. carinatum), [...]

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doi http://www.loc.gov/standards/mods/mods-outline-3-5.html#identifier doi:10.1577/1548-8446(1993)018<0013:HWCFPO>2.0.CO;2
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