Specimen Information

Dreissena polymorpha
Dreissena polymorpha
(zebra mussel)

Specimen ID1397741
Common Namezebra mussel
LocalitySouth East corner of Detroit Lake.
Mapping AccuracyAccurate
HUC8 NameOtter Tail
HUC8 Number09020103
HUC10 NameUpper Pelican River
HUC10 Number0902010307
HUC12 NameDetroit Lake
HUC12 Number090201030702
Collection Day12
Collection Month8
Collection Year2016
Year AccuracyActual
Potential Pathwayhitch hiker on small watercraft
Reference 1
Ref. Number:24369
Author:Center for Invasive Species and Ecosystem Health.
Title:EDDMapS: Early detection and distribution mapping system
Publisher:The University of Georgia
CommentsAngler fishing on Detroit Lake (03038100), Becker County claimed to have caught 2 different zebra mussels on 2 different casts. The angler did not have a sample or photo but provided GPS coordinates to the location which was in approximately 20 ft. DNR staff responded and did rake tosses in near the reported location and found 2 zebra mussels about 3 mm in size on August 15, 2016. Additional searches were conducted on August 16, 2016, which resulted in finding 2 zebra mussels, approximately 3/4 inch in size. The pictures attached to this report are from the DNR searches on August 15th, and 16th 2016.; EDDMapS report
Record TypeLiterature
DisposalFergus Falls DNR Office
VerifierGary Montz


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