Specimen Information

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

Specimen ID153635
GroupMollusks-Bivalves
GenusDreissena
Speciespolymorpha
Common Namezebra mussel
StateCT
CountyLitchfield
LocalityWest Twin Lake in Salisbury
Mapping AccuracyAccurate
HUC8 NameHousatonic
HUC8 Number01100005
HUC10 NameWilliams River-Housatonic River
HUC10 Number0110000502
HUC12 NameHubbard Brook
HUC12 Number011000050203
Map
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Collection Day20
Collection Month8
Collection Year2001
Year AccuracyActual
Potential Pathwayhitch hiker on small watercraft
Statusestablished
CommentsThe mussels are just starting to enter West Twin Lake via a channel from East Twin Lake which was infested in 1998.
Record TypePersonal communication
Earliest RecordLocale
VerifierJames T. Carlton
Freshwater/MarineFreshwater
Number Collectedseveral


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Citation information: U.S. Geological Survey. [2022]. Nonindigenous Aquatic Species Database. Gainesville, Florida. Accessed [10/3/2022].

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