Specimen Information

Dreissena polymorpha
Dreissena polymorpha
(zebra mussel)
Mollusks-Bivalves
Exotic

Specimen ID116074
GroupMollusks-Bivalves
GenusDreissena
Speciespolymorpha
Common Namezebra mussel
StateOH
CountyAshtabula
LocalityLake Erie, raw water intakes of the Ohio American Water Company at the Ashtabula District Water Treatment Plant.
Mapping AccuracyAccurate
HUC8 NameLake Erie
HUC8 Number04120200
HUC10 NameLake Erie
HUC10 Number0412020003
HUC12 NameLake Erie
HUC12 Number041202000300
Map
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Collection Month3
Collection Year1990
Year AccuracyActual
Potential Pathwayshipping
Statusestablished
CommentsObserved in and around the 61 cm and 76 cm intake cribs of March 1990. Observations in June and July of 1991 indicate fewer mussels present possibly due to winterkill. Incorectly Reported at 40o54"30' changed to 41o54"30' -swd
Record TypePersonal communication
VerifierLake Erie Diving - Pat Murphy
Freshwater/MarineFreshwater


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Citation information: U.S. Geological Survey. [2019]. Nonindigenous Aquatic Species Database. Gainesville, Florida. Accessed [10/22/2019].

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