Specimen Information

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

Specimen ID116378
GroupMollusks-Bivalves
GenusDreissena
Speciespolymorpha
Common Namezebra mussel
StateOH
CountyHamilton
LocalityOhio River (R.M. 490), 20 miles west of Cincinnati at the Cincinnati Gas & Electric - Miami Fort power plant, in the channel and nearshore
Mapping AccuracyAccurate
HUC8 NameMiddle Ohio-Laughery
HUC8 Number05090203
HUC10 NameMuddy Creek-Ohio River
HUC10 Number0509020302
HUC12 NameGarrison Creek-Ohio River
HUC12 Number050902030204
Map
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Collection Day13
Collection Month5
Collection Year1992
Year AccuracyActual
Potential Pathwayhitch hiker on small watercraft
Statusestablished
CommentsThere is a dock by this power plant where barges dock and unload coal. A barge may have carried zebra mussels to this location. This was the first siting after one year of monitoring.
Record TypePersonal communication
Disposaldestroyed
VerifierDr. James Thorp, U. of Louisville 502-588-5954
Freshwater/MarineFreshwater
Number Collected1/ 50 L
Year Classveliger
Size75 microns


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Citation information: U.S. Geological Survey. [2021]. Nonindigenous Aquatic Species Database. Gainesville, Florida. Accessed [9/22/2021].

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