Specimen Information

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

Specimen ID116720
GroupMollusks-Bivalves
GenusDreissena
Speciespolymorpha
Common Namezebra mussel
StateLA
CountyJefferson
LocalityMississippi River (R.M. 105) near New Orleans at E. Jefferson water intake
Mapping AccuracyAccurate
HUC8 NameLower Mississippi-New Orleans
HUC8 Number08090100
HUC10 NameMississippi River LaPlace to Pilottown
HUC10 Number0809010001
HUC12 NameMississippi River-Bonnet Carre Spillway
HUC12 Number080901000101
Map
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Collection Day11
Collection Month5
Collection Year1993
Year AccuracyActual
Potential Pathwayhitch hiker on small watercraft
Statusestablished
CommentsGate to which zebra mussels were attached had only been in the water column for one year.
Record TypePersonal communication
Disposalpreserved in everclear
Museum Cat NumberUSFWS - Amherst, NY
VerifierEdmond Russo, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers
Freshwater/MarineFreshwater
Number Collected7
Year Classadu/juv
Size7 - 10 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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