Specimen Information

Dreissena polymorpha
Dreissena polymorpha
(zebra mussel)

Specimen ID117447
Common Namezebra mussel
CountyWest Baton Rouge
LocalityMississippi River (R.M. 222) at Dow Chemical Company just south of Baton Rouge
Mapping AccuracyAccurate
HUC8 NameLower Mississippi-Baton Rouge
HUC8 Number08070100
HUC10 NameMiddle Mississippi River
HUC10 Number0807010001
HUC12 NameManchac Point
HUC12 Number080701000104
Collection Month1
Collection Year1996
Year AccuracyActual
Potential Pathwayhitch hiker on small watercraft
CommentsNo veliger settlement observed. This record from the Southern Region Zebra Mussel Newsletter published by the Louisiana Sea Grant and U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service.
Record TypePersonal communication
VerifierDr. Tom Dietz, LSU Zool. & Phys. Dept., Baton Roug
Number Collected~8000/m2
Year Classadult


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Citation information: U.S. Geological Survey. [2021]. Nonindigenous Aquatic Species Database. Gainesville, Florida. Accessed [9/28/2021].

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