Specimen Information

Rapana venosa
Rapana venosa
(veined rapa whelk)
Mollusks-Gastropods
Exotic

Specimen ID154715
GroupMollusks-Gastropods
GenusRapana
Speciesvenosa
Common Nameveined rapa whelk
StateVA
LocalityDownstream in the mouth of the James River to the Thimble Shoal Channel, the southerly of the two major shipping canals
Mapping AccuracyApproximate
HUC8 NameLower Chesapeake Bay
HUC8 Number02080101
Map
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Collection Year2000
Year AccuracyPublication Year
Potential Pathwayshipping
Statusestablished
Reference 2
Ref. Number:13057
Author:Mann, R., and J.M. Harding
Date:2000
Title:Invasion of the North American Atlantic coast by a large predatory Asian mollusc.
Journal:Biological Invasions
Volume:2
Pages:7-22
CommentsOffshore limit, this locality is the southerly of the two major shipping canals entering the Chesapeake Bay. From publication: The range occupied varies in depth from 5 to 20 m at salinities of 18-28 ppt. Majority of the individuals collected were in the size range 120 to 165 mm SL (Shell Length), with a limited number extending as small as 68 mm SL. Determination of age was not possible.
Record TypeLiterature
Freshwater/MarineMarine


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