Specimen Information

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

Specimen ID1320323
GroupMollusks-Bivalves
GenusDreissena
Speciespolymorpha
Common Namezebra mussel
StateIL
CountyCook
LocalityNorth Branch Chicago River, 0.8 mi ENE Glenview, Harms Woods
Mapping AccuracyAccurate
HUC8 NameChicago
HUC8 Number07120003
HUC10 NameNorth Branch Chicago River-Chicago Sanitary and Ship Canal
HUC10 Number0712000301
HUC12 NameMiddle North Branch Chicago River
HUC12 Number071200030105
Map
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Collection Day28
Collection Month6
Collection Year2011
Year AccuracyActual
Potential Pathwayhitch hiker on small watercraft
Statusestablished
Reference 1
Ref. Number:28787
Author:Vinsel, R., and J. Tiemann
Date:2016
Title:Exotic aquatic mollusk collections in the Illinois Natural History Survey.
Publisher:Illinois Natural History Survey
Record TypeSpecimen
DisposalINHS
Museum Cat NumberINHS 41229
VerifierK.S. Cummings 10/2011
Freshwater/MarineFreshwater
Number Collected4
Number Preserved4


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Citation information: U.S. Geological Survey. [2020]. Nonindigenous Aquatic Species Database. Gainesville, Florida. Accessed [2/21/2020].

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