Specimen Information

Viviparus georgianus
Viviparus georgianus
(banded mysterysnail)
Mollusks-Gastropods
Native Transplant

Specimen ID155503
GroupMollusks-Gastropods
GenusViviparus
Speciesgeorgianus
Common Namebanded mysterysnail
StateNY
CountyHerkimer
LocalityErie Canal at Mohawk, NY
Mapping AccuracyApproximate
HUC8 NameMohawk
HUC8 Number02020004
Map
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Collection Year1854
Year AccuracyActual
Potential Pathwayreleased
Statusfailed
Reference 1
Ref. Number:13061
Author:Strayer, D.
Date:1987
Title:Ecology and zoogeography of the freshwater mollusks of the Hudson River Basin.
Journal:Malacological Review
Volume:20
Pages:1-68
CommentsIt was first introduced into the Hudson basin by James Lewis in 1854 (UMMZ 29145 is a lot of two V. geogianus, labeled Erie Canal, Mohawk, NY 1854). This introduction seems not to have been mentioned in Lewis' publications, and apparently was unsuccessful, for Lewis reintroduced the species from Illinois into the Erie Canal at Mohawk in 1867 (Lewis, 1872). The colony was successful, as evidenced by numerous museum lots from Herkimer County in the succeeding decade (MCZ 166899, MCZ 237897).
Record TypeSpecimen
Museum Cat NumberUMMZ 29145
Freshwater/MarineFreshwater


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