Specimen Information

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

Specimen ID1655089
GroupCoelenterates-Hydrozoans
GenusCraspedacusta
Speciessowerbyi
Common Namefreshwater jellyfish
StateUT
CountyKane
Locality[Escalante River Arm, Lake Powell, Utah]
Mapping AccuracyAccurate
HUC8 NameEscalante
HUC8 Number14070005
HUC10 NameFortymile Gulch-Escalante River
HUC10 Number1407000507
HUC12 NameDavis Gulch-Escalante River
HUC12 Number140700050706
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Collection Day10
Collection Month9
Collection Year2020
Year AccuracyActual
Potential Pathwayhitch hiker with stocked fish | hitch hiker on aquatic plants
Statusestablished
CommentsWe rowed down this arm of the Escalante River in Lake Powell looking hoping to find freshwater Jellyfish like we had in the Anasazi arm the day before. We got luck and sighted 3. One of which I was able to get a fair picture of. I am submitting separate reports for this sighting and the first sighting because they are about 12 miles apart and in different counties. This sighting was in the late afternoon of a clear day. The first sighting was in the late morning on a cloudy day.
Record TypeNAS sighting report
Freshwater/MarineFreshwater
Number Collected3
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