Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xxxi
  2. Biology

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
    2. Daniel H. Cataldo
      Pages 43-53
    3. Takashi Baba, Misako Urabe
      Pages 55-65
    4. Marcela Uliano-Silva, Juliana A. Américo, Rodrigo Brindeiro, Francesco Dondero, Francisco Prosdocimi, Mauro F. Rebelo
      Pages 67-75
    5. Demetrio Boltovskoy, Brian Morton, Nancy Correa, Daniel Cataldo, Cristina Damborenea, Pablo E. Penchaszadeh et al.
      Pages 77-103
    6. Daisuke Nakano, Takuya Kobayashi, Isamu Sakaguchi
      Pages 105-118
    7. Nancy Correa, Paula Sardiña, Pablo V. Perepelizin, Demetrio Boltovskoy
      Pages 119-143
  3. Ecology and Environmental Impact

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 145-145
    2. Demetrio Boltovskoy, Nancy Correa, Francisco Sylvester, Daniel Cataldo
      Pages 153-176
    3. Florencia Rojas Molina, Susana B. José de Paggi, Juan César Paggi
      Pages 177-190
    4. Francisco Sylvester, Paula Sardiña
      Pages 191-210
    5. Esteban M. Paolucci, Erik V. Thuesen
      Pages 211-229
    6. Alexander Y. Karatayev, Demetrio Boltovskoy, Lyubov E. Burlakova, Dianna K. Padilla
      Pages 261-297
  4. Distribution and Spread

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 299-299
    2. Marcia D. Oliveira, Mônica C. S. Campos, Esteban M. Paolucci, Maria C. D. Mansur, Stephen K. Hamilton
      Pages 333-355
    3. Gustavo Darrigran, Cristina Damborenea
      Pages 357-371
  5. Impacts on Man-Made Structures and Biofouling Control

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 373-373
    2. Demetrio Boltovskoy, Mengzhen Xu, Daisuke Nakano
      Pages 375-393
    3. Pablo V. Perepelizin, Demetrio Boltovskoy
      Pages 443-449
    4. Pablo V. Perepelizin, Demetrio Boltovskoy
      Pages 451-454

About this book


This book summarizes all currently available information on the ecology, environmental impacts and control methods of the golden mussel in industrial plants. The golden mussel was introduced in Hong Kong, Taiwan, Japan, and South America between 1965 and 1990, swiftly spreading in freshwater waterbodies. In most areas invaded it has become the dominant macroinverebrate and a major fouling pest of industrial plants. Limnoperna fortunei attaches to any hard surface, as well as to some less firm substrates. The growth of Limnoperna populations in raw cooling water conduits became a common nuisance in many industrial and power plants that use raw river or lake water for their processes, both in South America and in Asia. This work is written by experts on the golden mussel from Asia, Europe, North America and South America, each chapter critically reviews previously available information, which is in sources of limited distribution, such as internal reports and theses, in various languages.


Biofueling Environmental impact Golden mussel Invasive species Limnoperna fortunei

Editors and affiliations

  • Demetrio Boltovskoy
    • 1
  1. 1.Faculty of Exact and Natural SciencesUniversity of Buenos AiresCiudad UniversitariaArgentina

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