Specimen Information

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

Specimen ID116292
GroupMollusks-Bivalves
GenusDreissena
Speciespolymorpha
Common Namezebra mussel
StateTN
CountyHardin
LocalityTennessee River Mile 191.4 - 191.8, near Savannah, Tennessee. Mussels attached to native a clam in a side channel of the river.
Mapping AccuracyAccurate
HUC8 NameLower Tennessee-Beech
HUC8 Number06040001
HUC10 NameChambers Creek-Tennessee River
HUC10 Number0604000105
HUC12 NameMud Creek-Tennessee River
HUC12 Number060400010504
Map
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Collection Day23
Collection Month3
Collection Year1992
Year AccuracyActual
Potential Pathwayhitch hiker on small watercraft
Statusestablished
Record TypePersonal communication
Disposalpreserved
Museum Cat NumberTN Wildl. Res. Agency
VerifierMason Sinclair, Metro Water Control Board, Nashvil
Freshwater/MarineFreshwater
Number Collected3
Size13 - 20 mm


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Citation information: U.S. Geological Survey. [2021]. Nonindigenous Aquatic Species Database. Gainesville, Florida. Accessed [9/19/2021].

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