Specimen Information

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

Specimen ID116724
GroupMollusks-Bivalves
GenusDreissena
Speciespolymorpha
Common Namezebra mussel
StateLA
CountySt. Mary
LocalityBayou Teche, about 1 mile from the confluence with the Atchafalaya River at Berwick/Bayou Vista Joint Waterworks
Mapping AccuracyAccurate
HUC8 NameAtchafalaya
HUC8 Number08080101
HUC10 NameLower Atchafalaya River
HUC10 Number0808010105
HUC12 NameLower Atchafalaya River-Frontal Atchafalaya Bay
HUC12 Number080801010506
Map
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Collection Day6
Collection Month6
Collection Year1993
Year AccuracyActual
Potential Pathwayhitch hiker on small watercraft
Statusestablished
Record TypePersonal communication
Disposalalcohol
Museum Cat NumberUSFWS - Baton Rouge, LA
VerifierJohn Forester, USFWS, Baton Rouge, LA
Freshwater/MarineFreshwater
Number Collected50
Year Classadult
Size12 - 20 mm


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Citation information: U.S. Geological Survey. [2020]. Nonindigenous Aquatic Species Database. Gainesville, Florida. Accessed [8/5/2020].

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