Specimen Information

Corbicula fluminea
Corbicula fluminea
(Asian clam)
Mollusks-Bivalves
Exotic

Specimen ID1398263
GroupMollusks-Bivalves
GenusCorbicula
Speciesfluminea
Common NameAsian clam
StateAZ
CountyMaricopa
Localitycanal in back of Desert Plant Botanical Garden (Papago Park), Phoenix
Mapping AccuracyAccurate
HUC8 NameLower Salt
HUC8 Number15060106
HUC10 NameSalt River below Saguaro Lake
HUC10 Number1506010603
HUC12 NameSalt River-Tempe Town Lake
HUC12 Number150601060305
Map
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Collection Day1
Collection Month6
Collection Year1956
Year AccuracyActual
Potential Pathwayunknown
Statusestablished
Reference 1
Ref. Number:29813
Author:University of Michigan Museum of Zoology.
Date:2017
Title:Corbicula species specimen data (1953-2015).
Reference 2
Ref. Number:12047
Author:Dundee, D.S., and H.A. Dundee
Date:1958
Title:Extensions of known ranges of 4 Mollusks.
Journal:The Nautilus
Volume:72
Issue:2
Pages:51-53
Reference 3
Ref. Number:1355
Author:Counts III, C.L.
Date:1991
Title:Corbicula (Bivalvia: Corbiculidae) Part 1. Catalog of fossil and recent nominal species. Part 2. Compendium of zoogeographic records of North America and Hawaii, 1924-1984.
Journal:Tryonia
Volume:21
Pages:1-134
CommentsCollector or UMMZ identified this specimen as a Corbicula fluminalis. For simplicity, all Corbicula species are added under C. fluminea. Hundreds of dead found in dredge spoil piles along canal, a few were alive.
Record TypeSpecimen
Disposalpreserved dry
Museum Cat NumberUMMZ 197185
Freshwater/MarineFreshwater
Number Collected19


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