Specimen Information

Dreissena rostriformis bugensis
Dreissena rostriformis bugensis
(quagga mussel)
Mollusks-Bivalves
Exotic

Specimen ID236384
GroupMollusks-Bivalves
GenusDreissena
Speciesrostriformis
Subspeciesbugensis
Common Namequagga mussel
StateNV
CountyClark
LocalityLake Mead [Colorado River] at the Las Vegas Boat Harbor [NE of Boulder City, at Hemenway Harbor]
Mapping AccuracyAccurate
HUC8 NameLake Mead
HUC8 Number15010005
HUC10 NameGypsum Wash-Colorado River
HUC10 Number1501000513
HUC12 NameKingman Wash-Colorado River
HUC12 Number150100051310
Map
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Collection Day9
Collection Month1
Collection Year2007
Year AccuracyActual
Potential Pathwayhitch hiker on small watercraft
Statusestablished
CommentsThousands of mussels discovered at depths of 25-45 feet.
Record TypePersonal communication
VerifierDr. Robert Mc Mahon, UT-Arlington, TX
Freshwater/MarineFreshwater
Number Collected1000s
Size1/8 to 3/4


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Citation information: U.S. Geological Survey. [2021]. Nonindigenous Aquatic Species Database. Gainesville, Florida. Accessed [9/27/2021].

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