Specimen Information

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

Specimen ID116196
GroupMollusks-Bivalves
GenusDreissena
Speciespolymorpha
Common Namezebra mussel
StateIL
CountyMadison
LocalityMississippi River (R.M. 202.9), Mel Price Lock & Dam #26 near Alton, IL
Mapping AccuracyAccurate
HUC8 NamePeruque-Piasa
HUC8 Number07110009
HUC10 NamePortage Des Sioux-Mississippi River
HUC10 Number0711000904
HUC12 NameCity of Alton-Mississippi River
HUC12 Number071100090402
Map
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Collection Day10
Collection Month9
Collection Year1991
Year AccuracyActual
Potential Pathwayhitch hiker on small watercraft
Statusestablished
Record TypePersonal communication
Museum Cat NumberIl.Nat.Hist.Sur. Havana, IL
VerifierK.Douglas Blodgett, IL Nat.Hist.Surv., Havana IL 6
Freshwater/MarineFreshwater
Number Collected21
Year Classjuvenile
Size12.8-14.6 mm


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Citation information: U.S. Geological Survey. [2021]. Nonindigenous Aquatic Species Database. Gainesville, Florida. Accessed [9/26/2021].

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