Specimen Information

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

Specimen ID1785
GroupCoelenterates-Hydrozoans
GenusCraspedacusta
Speciessowerbyi
Common Namefreshwater jellyfish
StateKY
CountyFranklin
LocalityBenson Creek near Frankfort, KY
Mapping AccuracyAccurate
HUC8 NameLower Kentucky
HUC8 Number05100205
HUC10 NameBenson Creek
HUC10 Number0510020510
HUC12 NameLower North Benson Creek-Benson Creek
HUC12 Number051002051005
Map
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Collection Year1916
Year AccuracyActual
Potential Pathwayhitch hiker with stocked fish
Statusestablished
Reference 1
Ref. Number:703
Author:Mills, E.L., J.H. Leach, J.T. Carlton, and C.L. Secor
Date:1993
Title:Exotic species in the Great Lakes: a history of biotic crises and anthropogenic introductions.
Journal:Journal of Great Lakes Research
Volume:19
Issue:1
Pages:1-54
Reference 2
Ref. Number:23851
Author:Garman, H.
Date:1916
Title:The sudden appearance of great numbers of fresh-water medusae in a Kentucky creek.
Journal:Science
Volume:44
Issue:1146
Pages:858-860
Record TypeLiterature
Freshwater/MarineFreshwater


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Citation information: U.S. Geological Survey. [2020]. Nonindigenous Aquatic Species Database. Gainesville, Florida. Accessed [10/29/2020].

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