Specimen Information

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

Specimen ID116470
GroupMollusks-Bivalves
GenusDreissena
Speciespolymorpha
Common Namezebra mussel
StateIN
CountyLake
LocalityWolf Lake on the Indiana/Illinois border just south of Lake Michigan
Mapping AccuracyAccurate
HUC8 NameLittle Calumet-Galien
HUC8 Number04040001
HUC10 NameCalumet River-Frontal Lake Michigan
HUC10 Number0404000106
HUC12 NameCalumet River-Frontal Lake Michigan
HUC12 Number040400010603
Map
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Collection Day15
Collection Month8
Collection Year1992
Year AccuracyActual
Potential Pathwayshipping
Statusestablished
CommentsThousands present covering a variety of substrates.
Record TypePersonal communication
Disposalpreserved
Museum Cat NumberIN DEM Gary, Indiana
VerifierDavid Dabertin, Indiana Dept. Env. Mgmt., Gary, IN
Freshwater/MarineFreshwater
Number Collectedfew
Year Classadult
Size20 mm


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Citation information: U.S. Geological Survey. [2021]. Nonindigenous Aquatic Species Database. Gainesville, Florida. Accessed [9/18/2021].

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