Specimen Information

Dreissena polymorpha
Dreissena polymorpha
(zebra mussel)

Specimen ID1541269
Common Namezebra mussel
CountyOtter Tail
LocalityEast Lost Lake and in the channel coming from Deer Lake
Mapping AccuracyAccurate
HUC8 NameOtter Tail
HUC8 Number09020103
HUC10 NameCity of Fergus Falls-Otter Tail River
HUC10 Number0902010309
HUC12 NameDeer Lake-Otter Tail River
HUC12 Number090201030901
Collection Day1
Collection Month6
Collection Year2017
Year AccuracyActual
Potential Pathwayhitch hiker on small watercraft
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
CommentsAngler that reported the finding caught a native mussel while fishing near the channel on East Lost Lake, a two zebra mussels were attached to the native mussel but one fell off while trying to remove the larger zebra mussel. DNR staff connected shoreline searches and rake tosses near the reported location. While conducting the rake toss 4 zebra mussels were collected on native mussels and vegetation. The zebra mussels that were collected ranged in size from 0.5 to 0.75 inches. Both lakes are connected to Otter Tail Lake (56024200), which is designated as infested since 2016.
Record TypeLiterature
Museum Cat Number4899716


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Citation information: U.S. Geological Survey. [2020]. Nonindigenous Aquatic Species Database. Gainesville, Florida. Accessed [7/6/2020].

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