Specimen Information

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

Specimen ID1473526
GroupMollusks-Bivalves
GenusDreissena
Speciespolymorpha
Common Namezebra mussel
StateTX
CountyTravis
LocalityColorado River, in Lake Travis, at the Handcox Water Treatment Plant
Mapping AccuracyAccurate
HUC8 NameAustin-Travis Lakes
HUC8 Number12090205
HUC10 NameCow Creek-Lake Travis
HUC10 Number1209020502
HUC12 NameCypress Creek-Lake Travis
HUC12 Number120902050207
Map
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Collection Day18
Collection Month9
Collection Year2018
Year AccuracyActual
Potential Pathwayhitch hiker on small watercraft | dispersed
Statusestablished
Reference 1
Ref. Number:32068
Author:Buchele, M.
Date:2018
Title:Zebra mussels have been found in Austin water intake pipes
Publisher:NPR (Austin) KUT 90.50
Comments"Screens protecting the intake pipe for the Handcox Water Treatment Plant in Lake Travis was 50 percent covered with mussels, another was around 30 percent covered"
Record TypeLiterature
Freshwater/MarineFreshwater


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