Specimen Information

Dreissena rostriformis bugensis
Dreissena rostriformis bugensis
(quagga mussel)
Mollusks-Bivalves
Exotic

Specimen ID118240
GroupMollusks-Bivalves
GenusDreissena
Speciesrostriformis
Subspeciesbugensis
Common Namequagga mussel
StatePA
CountyErie
LocalityLake Erie at Presque Isle State Park (Beach 11), Erie, PA
Mapping AccuracyAccurate
HUC8 NameLake Erie
HUC8 Number04120200
HUC10 NameLake Erie
HUC10 Number0412020003
HUC12 NameLake Erie
HUC12 Number041202000300
Map
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Collection Year1997
Year AccuracyEstimated
Potential Pathwayshipping
Statusestablished
CommentsBeach had to close because of the number of mussels washed ashore, two-thirds were reported as quaggas. The year 1997 is approximate (prior to 1999).
Record TypePersonal communication
Freshwater/MarineFreshwater


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Citation information: U.S. Geological Survey. [2021]. Nonindigenous Aquatic Species Database. Gainesville, Florida. Accessed [9/23/2021].

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