Specimen Information

Dreissena polymorpha
Dreissena polymorpha
(zebra mussel)

Specimen ID253724
Common Namezebra mussel
CountyLa Salle
Localitya sand pit adjacent to Buck Creek in Wedron
Mapping AccuracyAccurate
HUC8 NameLower Fox
HUC8 Number07120007
HUC10 NameRoods Creek-Fox River
HUC10 Number0712000706
HUC12 NameOutlet Buck Creek
HUC12 Number071200070608
Collection Month5
Collection Year2008
Year AccuracyActual
Potential Pathwayhitch hiker on small watercraft
CommentsWere first observed encrusting a native mussel. They have since been discovered in our production water system and strainer baskets. Divers are coming in this week to confirm and assess the current situation. Coordinates are approximate.
Record TypeNAS sighting report


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Citation information: U.S. Geological Survey. [2024]. Nonindigenous Aquatic Species Database. Gainesville, Florida. Accessed [3/2/2024].

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