Specimen Information

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

Specimen ID118004
GroupMollusks-Bivalves
GenusDreissena
Speciespolymorpha
Common Namezebra mussel
StateCT
CountyLitchfield
LocalityEast Twin Lake, Salisbury
Mapping AccuracyAccurate
HUC8 NameHousatonic
HUC8 Number01100005
HUC10 NameWilliams River-Housatonic River
HUC10 Number0110000502
HUC12 NameHubbard Brook
HUC12 Number011000050203
Map
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Collection Month9
Collection Year1998
Year AccuracyActual
Potential Pathwayhitch hiker on small watercraft
Statusestablished
CommentsCollected while harvesting aquatic weeds, Eurasian watermilfoil.
Record TypeSpecimen
Disposalpreserved
Museum Cat NumberAMNH
VerifierDr. David Strayer, Institute for Ecosystem Studies
Freshwater/MarineFreshwater
Number Collected2
Year Classadult
Size15 mm


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Citation information: U.S. Geological Survey. [2019]. Nonindigenous Aquatic Species Database. Gainesville, Florida. Accessed [10/15/2019].

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