Specimen Information

Dreissena rostriformis bugensis
Dreissena rostriformis bugensis
(quagga mussel)
Mollusks-Bivalves
Exotic

Specimen ID155483
GroupMollusks-Bivalves
GenusDreissena
Speciesrostriformis
Subspeciesbugensis
Common Namequagga mussel
StateOH
CountyOttawa
LocalityLake Erie, South Bass Island, near Sandusky
Mapping AccuracyAccurate
HUC8 NameLake Erie
HUC8 Number04120200
HUC10 NamePelee Island
HUC10 Number0412020001
HUC12 NamePelee Island
HUC12 Number041202000100
Map
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Collection Year1999
Year AccuracyActual
Potential Pathwayshipping
Statusestablished
CommentsFrom U.S. Water News Online, August 2002 from E Water Weekly
Record TypePersonal communication
Freshwater/MarineFreshwater
Specimen ImpactQuagga mussel outnumbers zebra mussel 10 to 1 in samples taken. Nine years ago, the zebra mussel outnumbered the quagga mussel 100 to 1.


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Citation information: U.S. Geological Survey. [2021]. Nonindigenous Aquatic Species Database. Gainesville, Florida. Accessed [9/18/2021].

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