Specimen Information

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

Specimen ID117338
GroupMollusks-Bivalves
GenusDreissena
Speciespolymorpha
Common Namezebra mussel
StateAR
CountyCrawford
LocalityArkansas River at confluence with Lee Creek, about 2 miles west of Van Buren, Ark.
Mapping AccuracyAccurate
HUC8 NameRobert S. Kerr Reservoir
HUC8 Number11110104
HUC10 NameCity of Fort Smith-Arkansas River
HUC10 Number1111010406
HUC12 NameCity of Fort Smith-Arkansas River
HUC12 Number111101040612
Map
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Collection Day14
Collection Month8
Collection Year1995
Year AccuracyActual
Potential Pathwayhitch hiker on small watercraft
Statusestablished
CommentsMany zebra mussels present, only a sample of 30 taken.
Record TypePersonal communication
VerifierPaul Easley, biologist, City of Fort Smith, Arkans
Freshwater/MarineFreshwater
Number Collected30
Year Classadult
Size15 - 33 mm


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Citation information: U.S. Geological Survey. [2021]. Nonindigenous Aquatic Species Database. Gainesville, Florida. Accessed [9/24/2021].

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