Specimen Information

Craspedacusta sowerbyi
Craspedacusta sowerbyi
(freshwater jellyfish)
Coelenterates-Hydrozoans
Exotic

Specimen ID1655084
GroupCoelenterates-Hydrozoans
GenusCraspedacusta
Speciessowerbyi
Common Namefreshwater jellyfish
StateMI
CountyOsceola
LocalityWell Lake, Osceola, Michigan
Mapping AccuracyAccurate
HUC8 NameMuskegon
HUC8 Number04060102
HUC10 NameHersey River-Muskegon River
HUC10 Number0406010206
HUC12 NameEast Branch Hersey River
HUC12 Number040601020602
Map
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Collection Day6
Collection Month9
Collection Year2020
Year AccuracyActual
Potential Pathwayhitch hiker with stocked fish | hitch hiker on aquatic plants
Statusestablished
CommentsWe have seen these freshwater jellyfish for the last 3 years. They bloom about this time of year on this lake. The water temperature about 65F
Record TypeNAS sighting report
Freshwater/MarineFreshwater
Number Collected5000


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Citation information: U.S. Geological Survey. [2021]. Nonindigenous Aquatic Species Database. Gainesville, Florida. Accessed [10/23/2021].

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