Specimen Information

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

Specimen ID1419113
GroupMollusks-Bivalves
GenusDreissena
Speciespolymorpha
Common Namezebra mussel
StateIA
CountyDickinson
LocalityBig Spirit Lake
Mapping AccuracyAccurate
HUC8 NameLittle Sioux
HUC8 Number10230003
HUC10 NameMilford Creek
HUC10 Number1023000302
HUC12 NameEast Okoboji Lake
HUC12 Number102300030203
Map
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Collection Day23
Collection Month9
Collection Year2017
Year AccuracyActual
Potential Pathwayhitch hiker on small watercraft | hitch hiker
Statusunknown
Reference 1
Ref. Number:30651
Author:Iowa Department of Natural Resources.
Date:2017
Title:Zebra mussels found in Big Spirit Lake.
Publisher:Iowa Department of Natural Resources
CommentsJuvenile was collected by a private citizen. Iowa DNR found the veliger.
Record TypeLiterature
VerifierIowa Dept. of Natural Resources
Freshwater/MarineFreshwater
Number Collected2
Year Classveliger and juvenile


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Citation information: U.S. Geological Survey. [2021]. Nonindigenous Aquatic Species Database. Gainesville, Florida. Accessed [9/28/2021].

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