Specimen Information

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

Specimen ID116719
GroupMollusks-Bivalves
GenusDreissena
Speciespolymorpha
Common Namezebra mussel
StateKY
CountyMcCracken
LocalityOhio River (R.M. 934) at Paducah, KY water intake
Mapping AccuracyAccurate
HUC8 NameLower Ohio
HUC8 Number05140206
HUC10 NameMud Creek-Ohio River
HUC10 Number0514020601
HUC12 NameMud Creek-Ohio River
HUC12 Number051402060102
Map
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Collection Day4
Collection Month11
Collection Year1992
Year AccuracyActual
Potential Pathwayhitch hiker on small watercraft
Statusestablished
Record TypePersonal communication
VerifierSteve Ahlstedt, biologist, TVA, Norris, TN
Freshwater/MarineFreshwater
Number Collected17
Year Classadult
Size3.7 -18.4 mm


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Citation information: U.S. Geological Survey. [2020]. Nonindigenous Aquatic Species Database. Gainesville, Florida. Accessed [2/24/2020].

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