Specimen Information

Dreissena rostriformis bugensis
Dreissena rostriformis bugensis
(quagga mussel)
Mollusks-Bivalves
Exotic

Specimen ID1462888
GroupMollusks-Bivalves
GenusDreissena
Speciesrostriformis
Subspeciesbugensis
Common Namequagga mussel
StateAZ
CountyMaricopa
LocalityRed Mountain Park Lake
Mapping AccuracyAccurate
HUC8 NameMiddle Gila
HUC8 Number15050100
HUC10 NameMiddle Queen Creek
HUC10 Number1505010008
HUC12 NameDouble Knolls-Roosevelt Canal
HUC12 Number150501000807
Map
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Collection Day17
Collection Month7
Collection Year2013
Year AccuracyActual
Potential Pathwayhitch hiker on small watercraft | hitch hiker on small watercraft
Statusestablished
CommentsThe lake is fed from a canal with an existing quagga mussel population. More mussels seen than were collected, maybe 1000. Although the largest sized mussels were collected so far, the number of mussels has decreased from six months ago, likely do to sunfish predation.
Record TypePersonal communication
VerifierArizona Game and Fish Department
Freshwater/MarineFreshwater
Number Collected85
Size10 - 36 mm; mean 20 mm


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Citation information: U.S. Geological Survey. [2021]. Nonindigenous Aquatic Species Database. Gainesville, Florida. Accessed [9/24/2021].

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