Specimen Information

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

Specimen ID117024
GroupMollusks-Bivalves
GenusDreissena
Speciespolymorpha
Common Namezebra mussel
StateTN
CountyShelby
LocalityMississippi River, at Mud Island Harbor (0.5 mile south of Interstate 40), Memphis, TN
Mapping AccuracyAccurate
HUC8 NameLower Mississippi-Memphis
HUC8 Number08010100
HUC10 NameMemphis-Mississippi River
HUC10 Number0801010007
HUC12 NameLoosahatchie Bar-Mississippi River
HUC12 Number080101000703
Map
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Collection Day6
Collection Month9
Collection Year1993
Year AccuracyActual
Potential Pathwayhitch hiker on small watercraft
Statusestablished
Record TypePersonal communication
Disposalpreserved
Museum Cat NumberMud Is. Mus. Nat. Hist., TN
VerifierDon Hubbs, Tennessee Wild.Res.Ag., Nashville 615-7
Freshwater/MarineFreshwater
Number Collected4
Year Classadult
Size10 - 14 mm


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Citation information: U.S. Geological Survey. [2020]. Nonindigenous Aquatic Species Database. Gainesville, Florida. Accessed [2/22/2020].

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