Specimen Information

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

Specimen ID117315
GroupMollusks-Bivalves
GenusDreissena
Speciespolymorpha
Common Namezebra mussel
StateTN
CountyHumphreys
LocalityTennessee River (R.M. 100) at TVA's Johnsonville Steam Plant near New Johnsonville, TN
Mapping AccuracyAccurate
HUC8 NameKentucky Lake
HUC8 Number06040005
HUC10 NameTennessee River-Kentucky Lake
HUC10 Number0604000504
HUC12 NameIndian Creek-Tennessee River
HUC12 Number060400050402
Map
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Collection Day13
Collection Month6
Collection Year1994
Year AccuracyActual
Potential Pathwayhitch hiker on small watercraft
Statusestablished
CommentsZebra mussels were attached to native mussels in the intake.
Record TypePersonal communication
Disposalpreserved
Museum Cat NumberTVA Aq.Bio.Lab, Norris, TN
VerifierBennie Kerley, TVA biologist, Norris, TN
Freshwater/MarineFreshwater
Number Collected26
Year Classadult
Size8.5-24.1 mm


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