Specimen Information

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

Specimen ID156099
GroupMollusks-Bivalves
GenusDreissena
Speciesrostriformis
Subspeciesbugensis
Common Namequagga mussel
StateOH
CountyOttawa
LocalityLake Erie off the southeast shore of North Bass Island [western basin]
Mapping AccuracyAccurate
HUC8 NameLake Erie
HUC8 Number04120200
HUC10 NameLake Erie
HUC10 Number0412020003
HUC12 NameLake Erie
HUC12 Number041202000300
Map
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Collection Day1
Collection Month6
Collection Year1996
Year AccuracyActual
Potential Pathwayshipping
Statusestablished
Reference 1
Ref. Number:13251
Author:Bially, A., and H.J. MacIsaac
Date:2000
Title:Fouling mussels (Dreissena spp.) colonize soft sediments in Lake Erie and facilitate benthic invertebrates.
Journal:Freshwater Biology
Volume:43
Pages:85-97
CommentsDuring autumn 1995, waves generated by a hurricane-associated storm ranged from 2 to 5 m. Mussel beds that were virtually continuous at 9.1m during August 1995 had been obliterated prior to June 1996, at which time they commenced their study of colony recovery.
Record TypeLiterature
Freshwater/MarineFreshwater
Specimen Impact 5% of sample was D. bugensis, collected at 5.5 m, the other 95% was D. polymorpha.


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Citation information: U.S. Geological Survey. [2021]. Nonindigenous Aquatic Species Database. Gainesville, Florida. Accessed [9/26/2021].

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