Specimen Information

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

Specimen ID117094
GroupMollusks-Bivalves
GenusDreissena
Speciespolymorpha
Common Namezebra mussel
StateTN
CountyLake
LocalityMississippi River (R.M. 870) near Tiptonville, TN
Mapping AccuracyAccurate
HUC8 NameLower Mississippi-Memphis
HUC8 Number08010100
HUC10 NameStewart Towhead-Mississippi River
HUC10 Number0801010004
HUC12 NameStewart Towhead-Mississippi River
HUC12 Number080101000401
Map
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Collection Day1
Collection Month10
Collection Year1993
Year AccuracyActual
Potential Pathwayhitch hiker on small watercraft
Statusestablished
Comments...major concentration seem to be along limestone rock dykes ... many observed on willow trees. Higher concentration seem to be where there was stronger current areas. Density: 35/sq. ft. - Swift
Record TypePersonal communication
Museum Cat NumberTenn. Wild. Resourc. Agency
VerifierRay Swift, Tenn. Wild. Res. Ag., Tiptonville 901-2
Freshwater/MarineFreshwater
Number Collected30
Year Classadult
Size13 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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