Specimen Information

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

Specimen ID242953
GroupMollusks-Bivalves
GenusDreissena
Speciesrostriformis
Subspeciesbugensis
Common Namequagga mussel
StateCA
CountyImperial
LocalityColorado River at Imperial Dam [just N of Yuma, AZ]
Mapping AccuracyAccurate
HUC8 NameImperial Reservoir
HUC8 Number15030104
HUC10 NameMartinez Lake-Colorado River
HUC10 Number1503010413
HUC12 NameColorado River-Imperial Reservoir
HUC12 Number150301041311
Map
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Collection Day14
Collection Month2
Collection Year2008
Year AccuracyActual
Potential Pathwayhitch hiker on small watercraft
Statusestablished
CommentsMussels found were widely scattered with no clusters of over two individuals. Estimated age of at least 6 weeks.
Record TypeNAS sighting report
Freshwater/MarineFreshwater
Year Classadult


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Citation information: U.S. Geological Survey. [2021]. Nonindigenous Aquatic Species Database. Gainesville, Florida. Accessed [9/23/2021].

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