Specimen Information

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

Specimen ID1657352
GroupCoelenterates-Hydrozoans
GenusCraspedacusta
Speciessowerbyi
Common Namefreshwater jellyfish
StateCA
CountyTuolumne
LocalityCherry Lake
Mapping AccuracyAccurate
HUC8 NameUpper Tuolumne
HUC8 Number18040009
HUC10 NameCherry Creek
HUC10 Number1804000904
HUC12 NameLower Cherry Creek
HUC12 Number180400090405
Map
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Collection Day16
Collection Month10
Collection Year2020
Year AccuracyActual
Potential Pathwayhitch hiker on waterfowl | hitch hiker on aquatic plants
Statusestablished
CommentsObserved millions of small, 1 inch diameter, jellyfish while kayaking along the eastern side of Cheery Lake
Record TypeNAS sighting report
VerifierWesley Daniel (USGS)
Freshwater/MarineFreshwater
Number Collected1000000


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Citation information: U.S. Geological Survey. [2021]. Nonindigenous Aquatic Species Database. Gainesville, Florida. Accessed [10/17/2021].

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