Specimen Information

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

Specimen ID117323
GroupMollusks-Bivalves
GenusDreissena
Speciespolymorpha
Common Namezebra mussel
StateLA
CountySt. Charles
LocalityMississippi River (R.M. 130) at Entergy's Waterford III power plant in Killona, LA
Mapping AccuracyAccurate
HUC8 NameLower Mississippi-Baton Rouge
HUC8 Number08070100
HUC10 NameMiddle Mississippi River
HUC10 Number0807010001
HUC12 NameClaiborne Island
HUC12 Number080701000105
Map
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Collection Day21
Collection Month3
Collection Year1995
Year AccuracyActual
Potential Pathwayhitch hiker on small watercraft
Statusestablished
CommentsDivers found 20 feet of intake pipe lined solid with zebra mussels. This report from Louisiana Sea Grant ZM Newsletter Vol. 2(1).
Record TypePersonal communication
Freshwater/MarineFreshwater
Number Collected30/sq.in
Year Classjuvenile
Size< 6 mm


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Citation information: U.S. Geological Survey. [2019]. Nonindigenous Aquatic Species Database. Gainesville, Florida. Accessed [10/20/2019].

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