Specimen Information

Dreissena polymorpha
Dreissena polymorpha
(zebra mussel)
Mollusks-Bivalves
Exotic

Specimen ID158132
GroupMollusks-Bivalves
GenusDreissena
Speciespolymorpha
Common Namezebra mussel
StateIA
CountyLouisa
LocalityLake Odessa [adjacent to Mississippi River (R.M. 437)~ 4 miles E of Wapello, IA]
Mapping AccuracyAccurate
HUC8 NameCopperas-Duck
HUC8 Number07080101
HUC10 NameMuscatine Slough-Mississippi River
HUC10 Number0708010107
HUC12 NameBoston Bay-Mississippi River
HUC12 Number070801010705
Map
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Collection Day8
Collection Month11
Collection Year2001
Year AccuracyActual
Potential Pathwayhitch hiker on small watercraft
Statusestablished
CommentsLake was flooded by the Mississippi River from April to July. Small zebra mussels were found on every surface that had been underwater.
Record TypePersonal communication
Earliest Recordlocale
Freshwater/MarineFreshwater
Number Collectedmany


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Citation information: U.S. Geological Survey. [2019]. Nonindigenous Aquatic Species Database. Gainesville, Florida. Accessed [10/23/2019].

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