Specimen Information

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

Specimen ID116416
GroupMollusks-Bivalves
GenusDreissena
Speciespolymorpha
Common Namezebra mussel
StateIL
CountyCook
LocalityLake Michigan, 12th Street Beach, Chicago,IL
Mapping AccuracyAccurate
HUC8 NameLake Michigan
HUC8 Number04060200
HUC10 NameLake Michigan
HUC10 Number0406020000
HUC12 NameLake Michigan
HUC12 Number040602000000
Map
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Collection Day20
Collection Month9
Collection Year1991
Year AccuracyActual
Potential Pathwayshipping
Statusestablished
CommentsExtremely good visibility. Higher pop. density on rock than on steel. Light surface density, high density in crannies. Site subject to continual wave action.
Record TypeLiterature
VerifierThe Aquasphere Project, Dolton, IL
Freshwater/MarineFreshwater
Number Collected38
Size11.7 - 19.6 mm , Avg.= 16.0 mm


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Citation information: U.S. Geological Survey. [2021]. Nonindigenous Aquatic Species Database. Gainesville, Florida. Accessed [9/20/2021].

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