Specimen Information

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

Specimen ID117017
GroupMollusks-Bivalves
GenusDreissena
Speciespolymorpha
Common Namezebra mussel
StateTN
CountyMeigs
LocalityTennessee River (R.M. 529.9) at Watts Bar Lock and Dam near Peakland, TN
Mapping AccuracyAccurate
HUC8 NameWatts Bar Lake
HUC8 Number06010201
HUC10 NameWatts Bar Lake-Tennessee River
HUC10 Number0601020106
HUC12 NameLower Watts Bar Lake
HUC12 Number060102010603
Map
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Collection Day12
Collection Month7
Collection Year1993
Year AccuracyActual
Potential Pathwayhitch hiker on small watercraft
Statusestablished
Record TypePersonal communication
Disposalformalin
Museum Cat NumberTVA, Norris, TN
VerifierSteve Ahlstedt, TVA, 615-632-1781
Freshwater/MarineFreshwater
Number Collected7
Year Classadult
Size13.6 - 27.6 mm


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Citation information: U.S. Geological Survey. [2020]. Nonindigenous Aquatic Species Database. Gainesville, Florida. Accessed [2/21/2020].

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