Specimen Information

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

Specimen ID240682
GroupMollusks-Bivalves
GenusDreissena
Speciesrostriformis
Subspeciesbugensis
Common Namequagga mussel
StateCA
CountySan Diego
LocalityLower Otay Lake [just SE of San Diego]
Mapping AccuracyAccurate
HUC8 NameSan Diego
HUC8 Number18070304
HUC10 NameOtay River
HUC10 Number1807030410
HUC12 NamePoggi Canyon-Otay River
HUC12 Number180703041004
Map
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Collection Day20
Collection Month9
Collection Year2007
Year AccuracyActual
Potential Pathwayhitch hiker on small watercraft
Statusestablished
CommentsVeligers are arriving from Lake Mead via the San Diego County Water Authority aqueduct.
Record TypeNAS sighting report
Freshwater/MarineFreshwater
Number Collected4
Year Classjuvenile/adult
Size6 - 11 mm


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Citation information: U.S. Geological Survey. [2021]. Nonindigenous Aquatic Species Database. Gainesville, Florida. Accessed [9/22/2021].

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