Specimen Information

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

Specimen ID116221
GroupMollusks-Bivalves
GenusDreissena
Speciespolymorpha
Common Namezebra mussel
StateIL
CountyGrundy
LocalityIllinois River (Confluence of Kankakee R. and Des Plaines R. - Kankakee R.M. 273.3)
Mapping AccuracyAccurate
HUC8 NameDes Plaines
HUC8 Number07120004
HUC10 NameDes Plaines River
HUC10 Number0712000409
HUC12 NameDes Plaines River
HUC12 Number071200040905
Map
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Collection Day26
Collection Month8
Collection Year1991
Year AccuracyActual
Potential Pathwayhitch hiker on small watercraft
Statusestablished
CommentsUsing samplers, 2/sq.m. (PVC-top only) of post-larval ZM's and 44 post-veliger/sq.m. (on glass) at 1.6 m water depth. At 0.8 m 33/sq.m. post-veligers.
Record TypePersonal communication
Freshwater/MarineFreshwater
Number Collectedfew
Year Classjuvenile
Size< 3 mm


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Citation information: U.S. Geological Survey. [2021]. Nonindigenous Aquatic Species Database. Gainesville, Florida. Accessed [9/28/2021].

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