Specimen Information

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

Specimen ID116715
GroupMollusks-Bivalves
GenusDreissena
Speciespolymorpha
Common Namezebra mussel
StateIL
CountyAlexander
LocalityMississippi River (R.M. 38.1) on wingdike left descending bank on IL side of river 13 mi. south of Cape Girardeau, MO
Mapping AccuracyAccurate
HUC8 NameUpper Mississippi-Cape Girardeau
HUC8 Number07140105
HUC10 NameHobbs Creek-Mississippi River
HUC10 Number0714010508
HUC12 NamePowers Island-Mississippi River
HUC12 Number071401050802
Map
+
Collection Day19
Collection Month11
Collection Year1992
Year AccuracyActual
Potential Pathwayhitch hiker on small watercraft
Statusestablished
Record TypePersonal communication
Disposalformalin
Museum Cat NumberIL Nat. Hist. Surv.
VerifierDoug Blodgett, IL Nat. Hist. Sur., Havana IL 309-5
Freshwater/MarineFreshwater
Number Collected<12
Year Classadult
Size6 - 13 mm


Disclaimer:

The data represented on this site vary in accuracy, scale, completeness, extent of coverage and origin. It is the user's responsibility to use these data consistent with their intended purpose and within stated limitations. We highly recommend reviewing metadata files prior to interpreting these data.

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

Contact us if you are using data from this site for a publication to make sure the data are being used appropriately and for potential co-authorship if warranted. For queries involving fish, please contact Matthew Neilson. For queries involving invertebrates, contact Amy Benson.