Invader Exotic Species

Exotic species are the ones introduced in ecosystems they do not belong to. Plenty of them do not adapt and end up disappearing. Others adapt and sustain stable and not very significant populations. There are also the ones whose populations stabilize and grow quickly, changing the ecosystem heavily and causing damages to the environment, and often, to human life activity. In these cases, they are called invader exotic species, and they are one of the greatest reason for native species extinction, and they can cause major losses.

In some Copel power stations, golden mussel, Limnoperna fortunei, originated from China rives, and fresh water hydrozoa Cordylophora caspia, originated from the Caspian Sea, can be found.