Specimen Information

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

Specimen ID116511
GroupMollusks-Bivalves
GenusDreissena
Speciespolymorpha
Common Namezebra mussel
StateLA
CountyMadison
LocalityMississippi River (R.M. 441) on a rock revetment on west side near Vicksburg, MS
Mapping AccuracyAccurate
HUC8 NameLower Mississippi-Greenville
HUC8 Number08030100
HUC10 NamePaw Paw Chute-Mississippi River
HUC10 Number0803010003
HUC12 Name80301000300
HUC12 Number080301000300
Map
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Collection Day22
Collection Month10
Collection Year1992
Year AccuracyActual
Potential Pathwayhitch hiker on small watercraft
Statusestablished
CommentsSpecimens were found attached to rocks at surface level to approximately 30 cm below.
Record TypePersonal communication
Disposalethanol
Museum Cat NumberUSFWS Natchitoches FAO
VerifierJohn Forester, USFWS, Natchitoches FAO, LA
Freshwater/MarineFreshwater
Number Collected5
Year Classadult
Size9 - 17 mm


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Citation information: U.S. Geological Survey. [2019]. Nonindigenous Aquatic Species Database. Gainesville, Florida. Accessed [10/14/2019].

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