Specimen Information

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

Specimen ID1447366
GroupMollusks-Bivalves
GenusDreissena
Speciespolymorpha
Common Namezebra mussel
StateTX
CountyTravis
LocalityColorado River at Lady Bird Lake, Austin
Mapping AccuracyAccurate
HUC8 NameAustin-Travis Lakes
HUC8 Number12090205
HUC10 NameCity of Austin-Colorado River
HUC10 Number1209020503
HUC12 NameTown Lake-Colorado River
HUC12 Number120902050306
Map
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Collection Year2018
Year AccuracyPublication Year
Potential Pathwayhitch hiker on small watercraft | hitch 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
Reference 2
Ref. Number:32223
Author:Western Regional Panel Members
Date:2018
Title:Member Update Reports for the Western Regional Panel Meeting
Publisher:Aquatic Nuisance Species Task Force Western Regional Panel
Pages:52
CommentsTPWD 2018 - Zebra mussel status has been upgraded to suspect, meaning zebra mussels or their larvae have been found at least once, after LCRA found several larvae in a plankton sample. As of October 2018, this lake has been upgraded to "infested" by officials.
Record TypeLiterature
Freshwater/MarineFreshwater


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