Specimen Information

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

Specimen ID117093
GroupMollusks-Bivalves
GenusDreissena
Speciespolymorpha
Common Namezebra mussel
StateTN
CountyShelby
LocalityMississippi River (R.M. 730 Lake McKellar)
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 Month11
Collection Year1993
Year AccuracyActual
Potential Pathwayhitch hiker on small watercraft
Statusestablished
Comments...saw many other zebra mussels but did not collect. At the time the Miss. River had dropped and they were very easy to see ... - Armstrong
Record TypePersonal communication
VerifierLarry W. Armstrong, TWRA Wildlife Officer
Freshwater/MarineFreshwater
Number Collected100
Year Classadult
Size5 - 25 mm


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Citation information: U.S. Geological Survey. [2020]. Nonindigenous Aquatic Species Database. Gainesville, Florida. Accessed [2/19/2020].

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