Specimen Information

Dreissena polymorpha
Dreissena polymorpha
(zebra mussel)

Specimen ID1397795
Common Namezebra mussel
LocalityBig Birch Lake in Todd and Stearns Counties. Site 1 was at the township owned public water access on the southeast end of the lake. Site 2 was on the south shore of Big Birch Lake.
Mapping AccuracyAccurate
HUC8 NameSauk
HUC8 Number07010202
HUC10 NameAdley Creek
HUC10 Number0701020204
HUC12 NameBig Birch Lake
HUC12 Number070102020402
Collection Day15
Collection Month9
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
CommentsMNDNR conducted shoreline searches on Big Birch Lake on 15 September, 2016. An adult sized zebra mussel (1" long) was found near the township owned public water access on the southeast end of Big Birch Lake. Additional zebra mussels were found on the south shore of Big Birch Lake and were considered young of the year sized (<3/8" long). the zebra mussels were attached to rocks from about 1 foot to 3 feet of water. The three other public water access sites on Big Birch Lake were also searched and yielded no additional zebra mussels.; EDDMapS report
Record TypeLiterature
VerifierGary Montz


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Citation information: U.S. Geological Survey. [2021]. Nonindigenous Aquatic Species Database. Gainesville, Florida. Accessed [9/22/2021].

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