Specimen Information

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

Specimen ID1697517
GroupMollusks-Bivalves
GenusDreissena
Speciespolymorpha
Common Namezebra mussel
StateCO
CountyMesa
LocalityHighline Lake at Highline Lake State Park
Mapping AccuracyAccurate
HUC8 NameColorado Headwaters-Plateau
HUC8 Number14010005
HUC10 NameEast Salt Creek
HUC10 Number1401000518
HUC12 NameHighline Reservoir
HUC12 Number140100051806
Map
+
Collection Day14
Collection Month9
Collection Year2022
Year AccuracyActual
Statusestablished
Reference 1
Ref. Number:38598
Author:Hofmeister, K.
Date:2022
Title:Invasive species found in Highline Lake
Publisher:KKCO 11 News
CommentsOne adult mussel found on pipe September. Later Sampling by Colorado Parks and Wildlife uncovered more adult mussels, and the lake is considered infested as of October 2022.
Record TypeLiterature
VerifierColorado Parks and Wildlife
Year Classadult


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. [2022]. Nonindigenous Aquatic Species Database. Gainesville, Florida. Accessed [12/3/2022].

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 general information and questions about the database, contact Wesley Daniel. For problems and technical issues, contact Matthew Neilson.