Specimen Information

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

Specimen ID153341
GroupMollusks-Bivalves
GenusDreissena
Speciespolymorpha
Common Namezebra mussel
StateIN
CountyVigo
LocalityWabash River, approximately 12 km downstream of the I-70 bridge
Mapping AccuracyAccurate
HUC8 NameMiddle Wabash-Busseron
HUC8 Number05120111
HUC10 NameClear Creek-Wabash River
HUC10 Number0512011109
HUC12 NameCrooked Creek
HUC12 Number051201110904
Map
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Collection Day16
Collection Month8
Collection Year2000
Year AccuracyActual
Potential Pathwayhitch hiker on small watercraft
Statusestablished
Record TypePersonal communication
VerifierMarangelo, Paul
Freshwater/MarineFreshwater
Number Collected1
Year Classadult
Size11 mm
Specimen ImpactOne live 11 mm yoy zebra mussel found during a freshwater mussel survey attached to a Quadrula quadrula in approximately 3 m of water. This was the only individual found in a two day survey in which over 70 unionids were collected.


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Citation information: U.S. Geological Survey. [2021]. Nonindigenous Aquatic Species Database. Gainesville, Florida. Accessed [9/16/2021].

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