Specimen Information

Bythotrephes longimanus
Bythotrephes longimanus
(spiny waterflea)

Specimen ID154672
Common Namespiny waterflea
LocalityLake Erie, Presque Isle Bay [Erie]
Mapping AccuracyAccurate
HUC8 NameLake Erie
HUC8 Number04120200
HUC10 NameLake Erie
HUC10 Number0412020003
HUC12 NameLake Erie
HUC12 Number041202000300
Collection Year2000
Year AccuracyActual
Potential Pathwayshipping
CommentsThe warm water temperatures of Presque Isle Bay inhibit B. cederstroemi presence in the bay. However, B. cederstroemi was found at all Lake Erie stations; however, in contrast to studies of B. cederstroemi conducted by (Berg and Garton, 1988) where B. cederstroemi was more abundant at low temperatures b/w 10-15C; this study revealed just the opposite with B. cederstroemi being more abundant in temperatures between 18-21C. Also, the nonindigenous zooplankton, Cercopagis penjoi, Daphnia lumholzi were not found in any samples collected during this study. not established to date
Record TypePersonal communication


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Citation information: U.S. Geological Survey. [2021]. Nonindigenous Aquatic Species Database. Gainesville, Florida. Accessed [2/26/2021].

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