Specimen Information

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

Specimen ID160794
GroupMollusks-Bivalves
GenusDreissena
Speciespolymorpha
Common Namezebra mussel
StateOH
CountyFranklin
LocalityOlentangy River, at Whetstone Park of Roses in Columbus (south of Henderson Bridge and north of Broadway Bridge)
Mapping AccuracyAccurate
HUC8 NameUpper Scioto
HUC8 Number05060001
HUC10 NameRush Run-Olentangy River
HUC10 Number0506000111
HUC12 NameMouth Olentangy River
HUC12 Number050600011103
Map
+
Collection Day25
Collection Month9
Collection Year2004
Year AccuracyActual
Potential Pathwayhitch hiker on small watercraft
Statusestablished
CommentsThis was the first and only specimen observed in the course of five years of monitoring native unionids. The zebra mussel was alive and attached to a Lasmigona complanata.
Record TypePersonal communication
Earliest Recordlocale
Freshwater/MarineFreshwater
Number Collected1
Year Classadult
Size25 mm


Disclaimer:

The data represented on this site vary in accuracy, scale, completeness, extent of coverage and origin. It is the user's responsibility to use these data consistent with their intended purpose and within stated limitations. We highly recommend reviewing metadata files prior to interpreting these data.

Citation information: U.S. Geological Survey. [2021]. Nonindigenous Aquatic Species Database. Gainesville, Florida. Accessed [9/22/2021].

Contact us if you are using data from this site for a publication to make sure the data are being used appropriately and for potential co-authorship if warranted. For queries involving fish, please contact Matthew Neilson. For queries involving invertebrates, contact Amy Benson.