• OpenAccess
  • Experimental Study of Invasion and Biofouling of Freshwater Mussel Limnoperna fortunei  [HOAC 2013]
  • DOI: 10.4236/ijg.2013.45B001   PP.1 - 7
  • Author(s)
  • Mengzhen Xu, Zhaoyin Wang, Cheng Chieh Lin, Baozhu Pan, Na Zhao
  • Golden mussel Limnoperna fortunei(Dunker 1857) is a filter-collector species of fresh water mussel originating from southern China. In the water transfer tunnels from the East River to Shenzhen and Hong Kong, golden mussels attach to the walls of pipelines and gates, causing serious biofouling, increased flow resistance, and resulted in corrosion of the tunnel wall. Golden mussel has very high environmental adaptability and may colonize habitats with low dissolved oxygen and a wide range of trophic levels. The colonization process of the species on solid surface was studied in the Xizhijiang River, a tributary of the East River and the main water resource of Shenzhen from March 2010 to April 2011. The results showed that the golden mussel completed three generations and reproduced six cohorts per year in the tropic zone. Water temperature was the controlling factor for the growth rate and maturity of each cohort. Based on the results, an ecological method for controlling the invasion of golden mussels in water transfer tunnels was proposed.

  • Biofouling of Water Transfer Tunnels; Golden Mussel (Limnoperna fortunei); Reproduction; Invasion Control
  • References
  • [1]
    B. S. Morton, “Freshwater Fouling Bivalves,” Proceedings of the First International Corbicula Symposium, Texas Christian University, Fort Worth, Texas, 1979.
    B. M. Ye, X. W. Cao, M. Z. Xu, Z. Y. Wang and C. C. Lin, “Study of Limnoperna fortunei Invasion in Water Transport Project,” Water and Wastewater Engineering, Vol. 37, 2011, pp. 99-102.
    G. Darrigran, “Potential Impact of Filter-Feeding Invaders on Temperate Inland Fresh Water Environments,” Biological Invasions, Vol. 4, 2002, pp. 145-156.
    D. Boltovskoy, N. Correa, D. Cataldo and F. Sylvester, “Dispersion and Ecological Impact of the Invasive Freshwater Bivalves Limnoperna fortunei in the R1′o de la Plata Watershed and Beyond,” Biological Invasions, Vol. 8, 2006, pp. 947-963.
    P. E. Penchaszadeh, G. Darrigran, C. Angulo, A. Averbuj, M. Broegger, A. Dogliotti and N. Pirez, “Predation of the Invasive Freshwater Mussel Limnoperna fortunei (Dunker, 1857) (Mytilidae) by the Fish Leporinusobtusidns Valenciennes, 1846 (Anostomidae) in the R′1o de la Plata, Argentina,” Journal of Shellfish Research, Vol. 19, No. 1, 2000, pp. 229-231.
    Y. Magara, Y. Matsui, Y. Goto and A. Yuasa, “Invasion of the Non-Indigenous Nuisance Mussel, Limnoperna fortunei, into water supply facilities in Japan,” Journal of Water Supply: Research and Technology—AQUA, Vol. 50, No. 3, 2001, pp. 113-124.
    M. Z. Xu, Z. Y. Wang, X. H. Duan, M. Q. Zhuang and F. T. de Souza, “Ecological Measures of Controlling Invasion of Golden Mussel (Limnoperna fortunei) in Water Transfer Systems,” Proceeding: 33rd IAHR Congress: Water Engineering for a Sustainable Environment, Vancouver, 2009, pp. 1609-1616.
    D. Simberloff, “Eradication of Island Invasives: Practical Actions and Results Achieved,” Trends in Ecology and Evolution, Vol. 16, No. 6, 2001, pp. 273-274.
    M. Z. Xu, “Experimental Study of Macroinvertebrate Limnoperna fortunei Invasion and Prevention in Water Transfer Tunnels,” Ph.D. Thesis, Tsinghua University, Beijing, 2012.
    P. E. A. Bergonci, M. C. D. Mansur, D. Pereira and C. P. Santos, “Population Sampling of the Golden Mussel, Limnoperna fortunei (Dunker, 1857), Based on Artificial Ceramic Substrate,” Biotemas, Vol. 22, No. 3, 2009, pp. 85-94.
    C. G. Bhattacharya, “A Simple Method of Resolution of a Distribution into Gaussian Components,” Biometrics, Vol. 23, No. 1, 1967, pp. 115-135.
    D. Pauly, “Fish Population in Tropical Waters: A Manual for Use with Programmable Calculator,” ICLARM Studies and Reviews 8, Manila, Philippines, 1984, p. 325.
    B. Morton, “The Population Dynamics of Limnoperna fortunei (Dunker 1857) (Bivalva: Mytilacea) in Plover Cove Reservoir, Hong Kong,” Malacologia, Vol. 16, No. 1, 1977, pp. 165-182.
    A. Ricciardi, “Global Range Expansion of the Asian Mussel Limnoperna fortunei (Mytilidae): Another Fouling Threat to Freshwater Sys-tems,” Biofouling, Vol. 13, No. 2, 1998, pp. 97-106.
    C. P. D. Santos, N. L. Würdig and M. C. D. Mansur, “Fases Larvais do Mexilhao Dourado limnoperna fortunei (Dunker) (Mollusca, Bivalvia, Mytilidae) na Bacia do Guaiba, Rio Grand do Sul, Brasil,” Revista Brasileira de Zoologia, Vol. 22, No. 3, 2005, pp. 702-708.
    S. S. Choi and J. S. Kim, “Studies on the Metamorphosis and the Growth of Larva in Limnoperna fortunei,” Journal of Malacology, Vol. 1, 1985, pp. 13-18.
    B. Morton, “The Reproductive Cycle in Limnoperna Fortunei (Dunker 1857) (Bivalvia: Mytilidae) Fouling Hong Kong’s Raw Water Supply System,” Oceanologia et limnologiasinica, Vol. 13, No. 4, 1982, pp. 319-332.

Engineering Information Institute is the member of/source content provider to