Specimen Information

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

Specimen ID156155
GroupMollusks-Bivalves
GenusDreissena
Speciesbugensis
Common Namequagga mussel
CountryCanada
StateONT
LocalityLake Erie, near Fort Erie
Mapping AccuracyAccurate
HUC8 NameLake Erie
HUC8 Number04260000
HUC10 NameLake Erie
HUC10 Number0426000002
HUC12 NameLake Erie
HUC12 Number042600000200
Map
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Collection Month5
Collection Year1995
Year AccuracyActual
Potential Pathwayshipping
Statusestablished
Reference 1
Ref. Number:13347
Author:Marvin, C.H., and E.T. Howell.
Date:1997
Title:Contaminant burdens in sediments colonized by Dreissena at two nearshore sites in the lower Great Lakes.
Publisher:Lewis Publishers.
Pages:209-224
Record TypeLiterature
Freshwater/MarineFreshwater
Sizedruse sizes up to 10 cm
Specimen ImpactThe mean population density of Dreissena at this site was 185,500 individuals/m2 and 94.8% was comprised of D. bugensis. In 1990, D. bugensis represented only 0.76% of the population in this same area.


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