Specimen Information

Dreissena polymorpha
Dreissena polymorpha
(zebra mussel)

Specimen ID155700
Common Namezebra mussel
CountyPrince William
LocalityMillbrook Quarry [adjacent to Broad Run where I-66 intersects Prince William and Fauquier county line ~ 4 mi W of Haymarket, VA]
Mapping AccuracyAccurate
HUC8 NameMiddle Potomac-Anacostia-Occoquan
HUC8 Number02070010
HUC10 NameBroad Run
HUC10 Number0207001005
HUC12 NameCatletts Branch-Broad Run
HUC12 Number020700100502
Collection Day3
Collection Month8
Collection Year2002
Year AccuracyActual
Potential Pathwayhitch hiker on small watercraft
Reference 1
Ref. Number:18500
Author:Anonymous. Virginia Department of Game and Inland Fisheries.
Title:Final environmental assessment, Millbrook Quarry zebra mussel and quagga mussel eradication.
Publisher:US Fish and Wildlife Service.
Pages:112 pp
CommentsMussels were well established, several year classes were present. This population was successfully eradicated in 2006 using potassium chloride. (From a voucher photo, quaggas may have also been present.)
Record TypePersonal communication
Earliest Recordstate
Number Collected20
Year Classadult


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Citation information: U.S. Geological Survey. [2021]. Nonindigenous Aquatic Species Database. Gainesville, Florida. Accessed [9/16/2021].

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