Specimen Information

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

Specimen ID1463812
GroupMollusks-Bivalves
GenusDreissena
Speciespolymorpha
Common Namezebra mussel
StateMD
CountyCarroll
LocalityHydes Quarry near the southern end and on the dive platform
Mapping AccuracyAccurate
HUC8 NameMonocacy
HUC8 Number02070009
HUC10 NameDouble Pipe Creek
HUC10 Number0207000904
HUC12 NameUpper Little Pipe Creek
HUC12 Number020700090401
Map

NAS ARM

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Collection Day26
Collection Month4
Collection Year2018
Year AccuracyActual
Potential Pathwayhitch hiker on small watercraft
Statuseradicated
CommentsA commercial dive destination. Matthew Patterson, USFWS, relayed the initial finding to Matt Ashton at Maryland DNR. DNR divers followed up May 24 and found additional zebra mussel specimens. Eradication with potassium chloride in late spring 2019 was believed to be successful.
Record TypeNAS sighting report
VerifierMatthew Patterson (USFWS) and Matt Ashton (MD DNR)
Freshwater/MarineFreshwater
Number Collected9
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Citation information: U.S. Geological Survey. [2020]. Nonindigenous Aquatic Species Database. Gainesville, Florida. Accessed [3/28/2020].

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