A close cousin
to the zebra mussel, this exotic mussel was brought into
the Great Lakes in the ballast water of transoceanic ships
and is expected to have impacts similar to those of the zebra mussel. Although
some evidence suggests that it prefers the deeper waters of the Great Lakes, it
has, like the zebra mussel, quickly infested inland river systems. The name quagga
comes from an extinct member of the zebra family.