Specimen Information

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

Specimen ID116193
GroupMollusks-Bivalves
GenusDreissena
Speciespolymorpha
Common Namezebra mussel
StateIL
CountyFulton
LocalityIllinois River, (R.M. 110.5) Bath Chute near Bath, Illinois (side channel of Illinois River)
Mapping AccuracyAccurate
HUC8 NameLower Illinois-Lake Chautauqua
HUC8 Number07130003
HUC10 NameWilson Creek-Illinois River
HUC10 Number0713000310
HUC12 NameEast Branch Illinois River
HUC12 Number071300031003
Map
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Collection Day27
Collection Month6
Collection Year1991
Year AccuracyActual
Potential Pathwayhitch hiker on small watercraft
Statusestablished
Record TypePersonal communication
Disposalfrozen
Museum Cat NumberWest.Ill.U., Macomb, IL
VerifierK.Douglas Blodgett,IL Nat.Hist.Surv., Havana IL 62
Freshwater/MarineFreshwater
Number Collected1
Year Classadult
Size19 mm


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Citation information: U.S. Geological Survey. [2022]. Nonindigenous Aquatic Species Database. Gainesville, Florida. Accessed [9/29/2022].

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