Specimen Information

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

Specimen ID1418416
GroupMollusks-Bivalves
GenusDreissena
Speciespolymorpha
Common Namezebra mussel
StateTX
CountyTravis
LocalityColorado River, at Lake Austin, in Austin (Walsh Boat Landing)
Mapping AccuracyAccurate
HUC8 NameAustin-Travis Lakes
HUC8 Number12090205
HUC10 NameCity of Austin-Colorado River
HUC10 Number1209020503
HUC12 NameLake Austin-Town Lake
HUC12 Number120902050305
Map
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Collection Day9
Collection Month8
Collection Year2017
Year AccuracyActual
Potential Pathwayhitch hiker on small watercraft
Statusestablished
Reference 1
Ref. Number:31108
Author:Texas Parks and Wildlife Department
Date:2018
Title:New zebra mussel findings in central Texas lakes
Publisher:Texas Parks and Wildlife Department
CommentsFound on floatation devices and a barge. TPWD 2018 upgraded classification to established, reproducing population of zebra mussels
Record TypePersonal communication
Freshwater/MarineFreshwater
Number Collectedseveral
Year Classadults
Size0.5 in.


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