Specimen Information

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

Specimen ID1468986
GroupMollusks-Bivalves
GenusDreissena
Speciespolymorpha
Common Namezebra mussel
StateMN
CountyHennepin
LocalityLake Minnetonka, Priests Bay and Cooks Bay
Mapping AccuracyAccurate
HUC8 NameTwin Cities
HUC8 Number07010206
HUC10 NameMinnehaha Creek
HUC10 Number0701020606
HUC12 NameUpper Lake Minnetonka
HUC12 Number070102060602
Map
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Collection Day31
Collection Month7
Collection Year2018
Year AccuracyActual
Potential Pathwayhitch hiker on small watercraft
Statusestablished
Reference 1
Ref. Number:24369
Author:Center for Invasive Species and Ecosystem Health.
Date:2019
Title:EDDMapS: Early detection and distribution mapping system
Publisher:The University of Georgia
CommentsSearched by boat the west side of the channel between Priest Bay and Cooks Bay for Eurasian Milfoil and zebra mussels. Found a heavy infestation of zebra mussels on practically every coontail plant that pulled. Took 6 rake pulls about 10-20 feet from shoreline in 2-4 feet of water.
Record TypeLiterature
Museum Cat Number7638258
VerifierGary Montz
Freshwater/MarineFreshwater
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Citation information: U.S. Geological Survey. [2021]. Nonindigenous Aquatic Species Database. Gainesville, Florida. Accessed [1/19/2021].

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