Specimen Information

Craspedacusta sowerbyi
Craspedacusta sowerbyi
(freshwater jellyfish)
Coelenterates-Hydrozoans
Exotic

Specimen ID1548405
GroupCoelenterates-Hydrozoans
GenusCraspedacusta
Speciessowerbyi
Common Namefreshwater jellyfish
StateIA
CountyStory
LocalityAda Hayden Lake in Ames, Iowa
Mapping AccuracyAccurate
HUC8 NameSouth Skunk
HUC8 Number07080105
HUC10 NameKeigley Branch-South Skunk River
HUC10 Number0708010504
HUC12 NameCity of Ames-South Skunk River
HUC12 Number070801050406
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NAS ARM

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Collection Day8
Collection Month7
Collection Year2019
Year AccuracyActual
Potential Pathwayhitch hiker | hitch hiker waterfowl
Statusestablished
CommentsJellyfish was approximately the size of a nickel. Jellyfish was observed in the southeast portion of Ada Hayden Lake in Ames, Iowa. Specimen was approximately 1 cm below the surface of the water.
Record TypeNAS sighting report
VerifierBen Cortes
Freshwater/MarineFreshwater
Number Collected1
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Citation information: U.S. Geological Survey. [2021]. Nonindigenous Aquatic Species Database. Gainesville, Florida. Accessed [10/16/2021].

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