Specimen Information

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

Specimen ID156265
GroupMollusks-Bivalves
GenusDreissena
Speciesbugensis
Common Namequagga mussel
StateNY
CountyNiagara
LocalityLake Ontario at Thirty Mile Point [between Olcott and Oak Orchard State Park]
Mapping AccuracyAccurate
HUC8 NameLake Ontario
HUC8 Number04280002
HUC10 NameAmherst Island-Frontal Lake Ontario
HUC10 Number0428000201
HUC12 NameAmherst Island-Frontal Lake Ontario
HUC12 Number042800020102
Map
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Collection Month10
Collection Year1992
Year AccuracyActual
Potential Pathwayshipping
Statusestablished
Reference 1
Ref. Number:9084
Author:Mills, E.L., R.M. Dermott, E.F. Roseman, D. Dustin, E. Mellina, D.B. Conn, and A.P. Spidle
Date:1993
Title:Colonization, ecology, and population structure of the quagga mussel (Bivalvia: Dreissenidae) in the lower Great Lakes
Journal:Canadian Journal of Fisheries and Aquatic Sciences
Volume:50
Pages:2305-2314
CommentsSee paper for depths and temperatures. Depths range from 25m-130m, and temperature ranges from 8.4 degrees Celsius to 3.5. These ranges are from several sites in Lake Ontario.
Record TypeLiterature
Freshwater/MarineFreshwater
Number Collected1849
SizeMean=14.0 mm


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