Specimen Information

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

Specimen ID118463
GroupMollusks-Bivalves
GenusDreissena
Speciespolymorpha
Common Namezebra mussel
StatePA
CountyNorthampton
LocalityDutch Springs Reservoir [just N of Bethlehem, PA]
Mapping AccuracyAccurate
HUC8 NameLehigh
HUC8 Number02040106
HUC10 NameLower Lehigh River
HUC10 Number0204010608
HUC12 NameMonocacy Creek
HUC12 Number020401060810
Map
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Collection Month7
Collection Year2000
Year AccuracyActual
Potential Pathwayhitch hiker on small watercraft
Statusestablished
CommentsQuagga mussels also collected here at the same time. Two year classes present, 1998 and 1999.
Record TypeSpecimen
Disposalpreserved
Museum Cat NumberAMNH No. ????
VerifierDr. David Strayer
Freshwater/MarineFreshwater
Number Collected~10
Year Classadult
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Citation information: U.S. Geological Survey. [2021]. Nonindigenous Aquatic Species Database. Gainesville, Florida. Accessed [9/27/2021].

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