Specimen Information

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

Specimen ID116490
GroupMollusks-Bivalves
GenusDreissena
Speciespolymorpha
Common Namezebra mussel
StateWI
CountyLa Crosse
LocalityMississippi River (R.M. 707.6) Pool 7, just north of Onalaska, Wisconsin
Mapping AccuracyAccurate
HUC8 NameLa Crosse-Pine
HUC8 Number07040006
HUC10 NameHalfway Creek-Mississippi River
HUC10 Number0704000601
HUC12 NameLake Onalaska-Mississippi River
HUC12 Number070400060103
Map
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Collection Day30
Collection Month9
Collection Year1992
Year AccuracyActual
Potential Pathwayhitch hiker on small watercraft
Statusestablished
CommentsOne zebra mussel was attached to a pimpleback (Quadula pustulosa). The other four zebra mussels were each attached to a threeridge (Amblema plicata).
Record TypePersonal communication
Disposalethanol
Museum Cat NumberUSACOE St. Paul, MN
VerifierTim Peterson, US Army COE, St. Paul Dist., St. Pau
Freshwater/MarineFreshwater
Number Collected5
Year Classadult
Size13 - 18 mm


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Citation information: U.S. Geological Survey. [2019]. Nonindigenous Aquatic Species Database. Gainesville, Florida. Accessed [10/21/2019].

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