Specimen Information

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

Specimen ID117307
GroupMollusks-Bivalves
GenusDreissena
Speciespolymorpha
Common Namezebra mussel
StateKY
CountyTrigg
LocalityTennessee River (R.M. 43.9)(Kentucky Lake) about 2 miles south (upriver) from Rt. 80/68 bridge at a barge mooring facility.
Mapping AccuracyAccurate
HUC8 NameKentucky Lake
HUC8 Number06040005
HUC10 NameJonathan Creek-Kentucky Lake
HUC10 Number0604000510
HUC12 NameLedbetter Creek-Kentucky Lake
HUC12 Number060400051003
Map
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Collection Day9
Collection Month6
Collection Year1995
Year AccuracyActual
Potential Pathwayhitch hiker on small watercraft
Statusestablished
CommentsAttached to Quadrula nodulata. Zebra mussels probably fell from a barge. No others found at 35 more dive sites.
Record TypePersonal communication
VerifierJim Sickel, biologist, Murray State Univ., Murray
Freshwater/MarineFreshwater
Number Collected2
Year Classadult
Size17 and 20 mm


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