Specimen Information

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

Specimen ID116714
GroupMollusks-Bivalves
GenusDreissena
Speciespolymorpha
Common Namezebra mussel
StateIL
CountyAlexander
LocalityMississippi River (R.M. 47.0) in deep water behind wingdam on IL side of river 4 mi. south of Cape Girardeau, MO (or 3 mi N of Thebes)
Mapping AccuracyAccurate
HUC8 NameUpper Mississippi-Cape Girardeau
HUC8 Number07140105
HUC10 NameCape La Croix Creek-Mississippi River
HUC10 Number0714010505
HUC12 NameJuden Creek-Mississippi River
HUC12 Number071401050503
Map
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Collection Day6
Collection Month11
Collection Year1992
Year AccuracyActual
Potential Pathwayhitch hiker on small watercraft
Statusestablished
CommentsSpecimens collected alive.
Record TypeSpecimen
Disposalformalin
Museum Cat NumberINHS 13810
VerifierDoug Blodgett, IL Nat. Hist. Sur., Havana IL 309-5
Freshwater/MarineFreshwater
Number Collected4
Year Classadult
Size6 - 13 mm


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Citation information: U.S. Geological Survey. [2019]. Nonindigenous Aquatic Species Database. Gainesville, Florida. Accessed [10/23/2019].

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