Specimen Information

Bythotrephes longimanus
Bythotrephes longimanus
(spiny waterflea)
Crustaceans-Cladocerans
Exotic

Specimen ID1322650
GroupCrustaceans-Cladocerans
GenusBythotrephes
Specieslongimanus
Common Namespiny waterflea
StateWI
CountyDane
LocalityLake Mendota, in Madison
Mapping AccuracyAccurate
HUC8 NameMiddle Rock
HUC8 Number07090002
HUC10 NameLake Mendota-Yahara River
HUC10 Number0709000206
HUC12 NameLake Mendota-Yahara River
HUC12 Number070900020604
Map
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Collection Day2
Collection Month11
Collection Year2016
Year AccuracyActual
Potential Pathwayshipping ballast water
Statusestablished
CommentsLake Mendota is super charged with spiny waterfleas resulting in 60% loss of native plankton & increase of 30% water clarity.
Record TypePersonal communication
Freshwater/MarineFreshwater


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Citation information: U.S. Geological Survey. [2020]. Nonindigenous Aquatic Species Database. Gainesville, Florida. Accessed [8/7/2020].

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