Specimen Information

Dreissena bugensis
Dreissena bugensis
(quagga mussel)

Specimen ID242037
Common Namequagga mussel
CountySan Diego
LocalityLake Miramar [=Reservoir] in Miramar [N of San Diego]
Mapping AccuracyAccurate
HUC8 NameSan Diego
HUC8 Number18070304
HUC10 NamePoway Creek
HUC10 Number1807030404
HUC12 NameCarroll Canyon
HUC12 Number180703040401
Collection Day4
Collection Month12
Collection Year2007
Year AccuracyActual
Potential Pathwayhitch hiker on small watercraft
CommentsOnly one specimen found. The first find was located underneath some old work floats moored near the raw water efffluent that is located 300 yards southeast of the dam. Further inspections have located colonies underneath the public dock at the launch ramp. The reservoir delivers raw water from the Colorado River Aqueduct and allows launching of private boats.
Record TypeNAS sighting report
Number Collected1
Size19 mm


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Citation information: U.S. Geological Survey. [2023]. Nonindigenous Aquatic Species Database. Gainesville, Florida. Accessed [3/24/2023].

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