Specimen Information

Dreissena polymorpha
Dreissena polymorpha
(zebra mussel)

Specimen ID1541261
Common Namezebra mussel
LocalityLittle Sauk lake, downstream of Guernsey lake
Mapping AccuracyAccurate
HUC8 NameSauk
HUC8 Number07010202
HUC10 NameHeadwaters Sauk River
HUC10 Number0701020201
HUC12 NameLittle Sauk Lake-Sauk River
HUC12 Number070102020105
Collection Day26
Collection Month7
Collection Year2017
Year AccuracyActual
Potential Pathwayhitch hiker on small watercraft | dispersed
Reference 1
Ref. Number:24369
Author:Center for Invasive Species and Ecosystem Health.
Title:EDDMapS: Early detection and distribution mapping system
Publisher:The University of Georgia
CommentsRMB labs reported finding veligers in plankton tow samples collected by Todd County SWCD on July 26, 2017. Little Sauk lake is downstream of Guernsey lake, which was listed as infested with zebra mussels because of it's connectivity with Lake Osakis. Lake Osakis was listed as infested with zebra mussels in 2016.
Record TypeLiterature
Museum Cat Number5181354


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Citation information: U.S. Geological Survey. [2021]. Nonindigenous Aquatic Species Database. Gainesville, Florida. Accessed [9/23/2021].

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