Specimen Information

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

Specimen ID116485
GroupMollusks-Bivalves
GenusDreissena
Speciespolymorpha
Common Namezebra mussel
StateMS
CountyWashington
LocalityMississippi River (R.M. 537), at southern point of La Grange revetment at mouth of Lake Ferguson near Greenville, MS
Mapping AccuracyAccurate
HUC8 NameLower Mississippi-Greenville
HUC8 Number08030100
HUC10 NameLake Ferguson-Mississippi River
HUC10 Number0803010001
HUC12 Name80301000100
HUC12 Number080301000100
Map
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Collection Day11
Collection Month9
Collection Year1992
Year AccuracyActual
Potential Pathwayhitch hiker on small watercraft
Statusestablished
CommentsMussels were found attached to rocks 20 cm below the surface during a visual inspection of the shoreline. Larvae were recently found near this site just prior to this record.
Record TypePersonal communication
Disposalethanol
Museum Cat NumberUSFWS-FAO, Natchitoches, LA
VerifierJ. Forester, R. Kay, R. Walter, USFWS, Natchitoche
Freshwater/MarineFreshwater
Number Collected7
Year Classadult
Size6 - 13 mm


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Citation information: U.S. Geological Survey. [2020]. Nonindigenous Aquatic Species Database. Gainesville, Florida. Accessed [4/2/2020].

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