Specimen Information

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

Specimen ID116155
GroupMollusks-Bivalves
GenusDreissena
Speciespolymorpha
Common Namezebra mussel
StateIL
CountyCook
LocalityChicago Sanitary and Ship Canal, approximate location where Pulaski Road crosses the canal.
Mapping AccuracyAccurate
HUC8 NameChicago
HUC8 Number07120003
HUC10 NameNorth Branch Chicago River-Chicago Sanitary and Ship Canal
HUC10 Number0712000301
HUC12 NameSouth Branch Chicago River-Chicago Sanitary and Ship Canal
HUC12 Number071200030107
Map
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Collection Day7
Collection Month8
Collection Year1991
Year AccuracyActual
Potential Pathwayhitch hiker on small watercraft
Statusestablished
Record TypeSpecimen
Disposalformalin
Museum Cat NumberStored at Env.Sci.& Eng.
VerifierBrian Mueller, ESE, 11665 Lilborn Pk. Rd. St.Louis
Freshwater/MarineFreshwater
Number Collected223
Year Classjuvenile
Size< 2 mm


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Citation information: U.S. Geological Survey. [2022]. Nonindigenous Aquatic Species Database. Gainesville, Florida. Accessed [10/1/2022].

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