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a southern-african subspecies of zebra, equus quagga quagga, which went extinct in 1883. the upper parts of the animal were reddish brown, becoming paler behind and beneath, while the face, neck, and fore part of the body were marked by dark stripes.

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  • the thumbnail-sized zebra mussel, dreissena polymorpha, is a small freshwater mussel native to europe that was introduced in the 1980s into the great lakes. lacking natural predators, it has proliferated and spread widely in north america, clogging intake pipes at water and power facilities and disrupting native ecosystems. the larger quagga mussel, d. rostriformis bugensis, also native to europe, was first found in the great lakes in 1989 and has largely supplanted the zebra mussel there. quagga populations are also found in the colorado and upper missisippi river basins and in associated waterways. zebra and quagga mussels are more closely related to the true clams and cockles than other mussels. factmonster.com

  • the thumbnail-sized zebra mussel, dreissena polymorpha, is a small freshwater mussel native to europe that was introduced in the 1980s into the great lakes. lacking natural predators, it has proliferated and spread widely in north america, clogging intake pipes at water and power facilities and disrupting native ecosystems. the larger quagga mussel, d. rostriformis bugensis, also native to europe, was first found in the great lakes in 1989 and has largely supplanted the zebra mussel there. quagga populations are also found in the colorado and upper missisippi river basins and in associated waterways. zebra and quagga mussels are more closely related to the true clams and cockles than other mussels. infoplease.com

  • perhaps the most pressing challenge in addressing this issue is the need to protect the ecology of the areas inhabited by our beloved avian friends. this constitutes attempting to control invasive species (for example, a fish called the round goby and a mollusk called the quagga mussel) populations that are implicated in promoting the disease. the quagga mussel may harbor the bacteria, and when the round goby eats it, it makes its way up the food chain. additionally, local water conditions such as algal blooms and anoxia may promote spore germination and toxin production. i believe that prioritization of environmental preservation is critical in aiding the dire straits of the waterfowl of the great lakes. merckmanuals.com