Specimen Information

Corbicula fluminea
Corbicula fluminea
(Asian clam)
Mollusks-Bivalves
Exotic

Specimen ID153700
GroupMollusks-Bivalves
GenusCorbicula
Speciesfluminea
Common NameAsian clam
StateRI
CountyKent
LocalityTiogue Lake [just SW of West Warwick, RI]
Mapping AccuracyAccurate
HUC8 NameNarragansett
HUC8 Number01090004
HUC10 NamePawtuxet River
HUC10 Number0109000406
HUC12 NameSouth Branch Pawtuxet River
HUC12 Number010900040603
Map
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Collection Month7
Collection Year1999
Year AccuracyActual
Potential Pathwayunknown
Statusestablished
CommentsThese had been noticed by volunteer water quality monitors at this location for a number of years, but it was not until that summer and fall that numbers were at a density that caused concern and they brought it to our attention. -Elizabeth Herron
Record TypePersonal communication
Earliest RecordState
Freshwater/MarineFreshwater
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Citation information: U.S. Geological Survey. [2021]. Nonindigenous Aquatic Species Database. Gainesville, Florida. Accessed [9/20/2021].

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