Specimen Information

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

Specimen ID117122
GroupMollusks-Bivalves
GenusDreissena
Speciespolymorpha
Common Namezebra mussel
StateOH
CountyPortage
LocalityMichael J. Kirwan Reservoir (between Kent and Warren, Ohio)
Mapping AccuracyAccurate
HUC8 NameMahoning
HUC8 Number05030103
HUC10 NameWest Branch Mahoning River-Mahoning River
HUC10 Number0503010303
HUC12 NameKirwin Reservoir-West Branch Mahoning River
HUC12 Number050301030304
Map
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Collection Day14
Collection Month10
Collection Year1994
Year AccuracyActual
Potential Pathwayhitch hiker on small watercraft
Statusestablished
CommentsOther zebra mussels found at 2 other locations on the lake and were sent to Kent State University for identification.
Record TypePersonal communication
VerifierLinda Stafford, biologist, USACOE, Pittsburgh, PA
Freshwater/MarineFreshwater
Number Collected1
Year Classadult
Size13 mm


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Citation information: U.S. Geological Survey. [2021]. Nonindigenous Aquatic Species Database. Gainesville, Florida. Accessed [9/18/2021].

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