Specimen Information

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

Specimen ID116380
GroupMollusks-Bivalves
GenusDreissena
Speciespolymorpha
Common Namezebra mussel
StateTN
CountyDecatur
LocalityTennessee River (R.M. 141.7), near Cedar Creek (about 6-7 miles south of where Route 421 crosses the river).
Mapping AccuracyAccurate
HUC8 NameLower Tennessee-Beech
HUC8 Number06040001
HUC10 NameBeech Creek-Tennessee River
HUC10 Number0604000107
HUC12 NameCedar Creek-Tennessee River
HUC12 Number060400010704
Map
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Collection Day7
Collection Month5
Collection Year1992
Year AccuracyActual
Potential Pathwayhitch hiker on small watercraft
Statusestablished
CommentsZebra mussel was collected from a commercial musseling sanctuary (area closed to musseling). Glenn McBay, USFWS, Atlanta
Record TypePersonal communication
Disposaldiscarded after dissection
Museum Cat NumberDon Hubbs, TN Wild.Res.Ag.
VerifierDon Hubbs, Tennessee Wildlife Resour. Agency 615-7
Freshwater/MarineFreshwater
Number Collected1
Size12.7 mm


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Citation information: U.S. Geological Survey. [2021]. Nonindigenous Aquatic Species Database. Gainesville, Florida. Accessed [9/17/2021].

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