Specimen Information

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

Specimen ID118236
GroupMollusks-Bivalves
GenusDreissena
Speciespolymorpha
Common Namezebra mussel
StateIL
CountyOgle
LocalityRock River near Byron, IL at Commonwealth Edison's Byron Nuclear Center
Mapping AccuracyAccurate
HUC8 NameLower Rock
HUC8 Number07090005
HUC10 NameStillman Creek-Rock River
HUC10 Number0709000504
HUC12 NameLake Louise-Rock River
HUC12 Number070900050407
Map
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Collection Day6
Collection Month5
Collection Year1999
Year AccuracyActual
Potential Pathwayhitch hiker on small watercraft
Statusestablished
Record TypePersonal communication
VerifierWilliam Elzinga, Zambrano Engineering
Freshwater/MarineFreshwater
Number Collected1040/m3
Year Classveliger
Size150 microns


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Citation information: U.S. Geological Survey. [2021]. Nonindigenous Aquatic Species Database. Gainesville, Florida. Accessed [9/19/2021].

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