Specimen Information

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

Specimen ID117014
GroupMollusks-Bivalves
GenusDreissena
Speciespolymorpha
Common Namezebra mussel
StateVT
CountyAddison
LocalityLake Champlain at Benson Bay (about 3 mi. west of Benson, Vermont)
Mapping AccuracyAccurate
HUC8 NameLake Champlain
HUC8 Number04150408
HUC10 NameSouth Bay-Lake Champlain
HUC10 Number0415040801
HUC12 NameCharter Brook-Lake Champlain
HUC12 Number041504080104
Map
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Collection Month6
Collection Year1993
Year AccuracyActual
Potential Pathwayshipping
Statusestablished
CommentsCommon in the immediate area, one mussel per rock.
Record TypePersonal communication
Disposalpreserved
Museum Cat NumberAcad. Nat. Sci.
VerifierKen Pickering, USFWS, Amherst, NY 716-691-5456
Freshwater/MarineFreshwater
Number Collected4
Year Classadult
Size12 - 20 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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