Specimen Information

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

Specimen ID1320441
GroupMollusks-Bivalves
GenusDreissena
Speciespolymorpha
Common Namezebra mussel
StateIL
CountyCook
LocalityChicago Sanitary & Ship Canal, RM 312.6, Summit, Hwy. 171/Archer Ave.
Mapping AccuracyAccurate
HUC8 NameDes Plaines
HUC8 Number07120004
HUC10 NameChicago Sanitary and Ship Canal-Des Plaines River
HUC10 Number0712000407
HUC12 NameMaple Lake-Chicago Sanitary and Ship Canal
HUC12 Number071200040705
Map
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Collection Day3
Collection Month10
Collection Year1991
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 13136
VerifierK.S. Cummings 5/1992
Freshwater/MarineFreshwater
Number Collected6
Number Preserved6


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Citation information: U.S. Geological Survey. [2020]. Nonindigenous Aquatic Species Database. Gainesville, Florida. Accessed [2/28/2020].

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