Specimen Information

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

Specimen ID118245
GroupMollusks-Bivalves
GenusDreissena
Speciespolymorpha
Common Namezebra mussel
StateWV
CountyOhio
LocalityOhio River (R.M. 84.2) at Pike Island Lock & Dam [~5 mi above Wheeling, WV]
Mapping AccuracyAccurate
HUC8 NameUpper Ohio-Wheeling
HUC8 Number05030106
HUC10 NameShort Creek-Ohio River
HUC10 Number0503010612
HUC12 NameGlenns Run-Ohio River
HUC12 Number050301061204
Map
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Collection Month8
Collection Year1999
Year AccuracyActual
Potential Pathwayhitch hiker on small watercraft
Statusestablished
CommentsFour tons of zebra mussels were removed and taken to a landfill.
Record TypePersonal communication
Disposaldiscarded
VerifierU.S. Army Corps of Engineers district biologist
Freshwater/MarineFreshwater
Number Collected4 tons
Year Classadu/juv


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Citation information: U.S. Geological Survey. [2021]. Nonindigenous Aquatic Species Database. Gainesville, Florida. Accessed [9/17/2021].

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