Specimen Information

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

Specimen ID1322434
GroupMollusks-Bivalves
GenusDreissena
Speciespolymorpha
Common Namezebra mussel
StateLA
CountySt. Mary
LocalityRaw water line of Atchafalaya River
Mapping AccuracyAccurate
HUC8 NameWest Central Louisiana Coastal
HUC8 Number08090302
HUC10 NameBayou Black
HUC10 Number0809030203
HUC12 NameLake Palourde
HUC12 Number080903020301
Map
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Collection Day11
Collection Month10
Collection Year2016
Year AccuracyActual
Potential Pathwayhitch hiker on small watercraft
Statusestablished
CommentsZebra mussels have been here for years coming in through raw water intake line.
Record TypeNAS sighting report
Freshwater/MarineFreshwater


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Citation information: U.S. Geological Survey. [2019]. Nonindigenous Aquatic Species Database. Gainesville, Florida. Accessed [12/12/2019].

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