Specimen Information

Perna viridis
Perna viridis
(green mussel)
Mollusks-Bivalves
Exotic

Specimen ID168025
GroupMollusks-Bivalves
GenusPerna
Speciesviridis
Common Namegreen mussel
StateSC
CountyCharleston
LocalityCharleston Harbor waters, at Fort Johnson in mariculture seawater supply lines [north side of James Island]
Mapping AccuracyAccurate
HUC8 NameCooper
HUC8 Number03050201
HUC10 NameCooper River
HUC10 Number0305020107
HUC12 NameLower Cooper River
HUC12 Number030502010707
Map
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Collection Day29
Collection Month9
Collection Year2006
Year AccuracyActual
Potential Pathwayshipping
Statusunknown
CommentsHundreds of dead mussels were found clogging an 1.25" pipe. Had grown for a known period of 9 weeks. Salinity 26.8 ppt, water temp 28.8C.
Record TypePersonal communication
VerifierDr. David Knott, SCDNR-MRD
Freshwater/MarineMarine
Number Collected100s
Year Class0
Size13 - 33 mm length


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Citation information: U.S. Geological Survey. [2021]. Nonindigenous Aquatic Species Database. Gainesville, Florida. Accessed [9/20/2021].

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