Specimen Information

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

Specimen ID1464182
GroupMollusks-Bivalves
GenusDreissena
Speciespolymorpha
Common Namezebra mussel
StateTX
CountyBell
LocalityLeon River, in Belton Lake
Mapping AccuracyAccurate
HUC8 NameLeon
HUC8 Number12070201
HUC10 NameBelton Lake
HUC10 Number1207020110
HUC12 NameMetheglin Creek-Belton Lake
HUC12 Number120702011005
Map
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Collection Day24
Collection Month8
Collection Year2016
Year AccuracyActual
Potential Pathwayhitch hiker on small watercraft
Statusestablished
Reference 1
Ref. Number:31490
Author:Olson, J. J.J. Robertson, T.M. Swannack, R.F. McMahon, W.H. Nowlin, and A.N. Schwalb.
Date:2018
Title:Dispersal of zebra mussels (Dreissena polymorpha) downstream of an invaded reservoir.
Journal:Aquatic Invasions
Volume:13
Issue:2
Pages:199-209
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
CommentsAs of October 2018, this lake has been upgraded to "infested" by officials.
Record TypeLiterature
VerifierTexas State University
Freshwater/MarineFreshwater
Number Collected167/m2; 74/m3
Sizeadult, veliger


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Citation information: U.S. Geological Survey. [2020]. Nonindigenous Aquatic Species Database. Gainesville, Florida. Accessed [6/5/2020].

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