Specimen Information

Craspedacusta sowerbyi
Craspedacusta sowerbyi
(freshwater jellyfish)
Coelenterates-Hydrozoans
Exotic

Specimen ID255973
GroupCoelenterates-Hydrozoans
GenusCraspedacusta
Speciessowerbyi
Common Namefreshwater jellyfish
StateNJ
CountyPassaic
LocalityMorse Lake (lower)
Mapping AccuracyAccurate
HUC8 NameHackensack-Passaic
HUC8 Number02030103
HUC10 NameWanaque River
HUC10 Number0203010301
HUC12 NameLower Wanaque River
HUC12 Number020301030103
Map
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Collection Day1
Collection Month9
Collection Year2008
Year AccuracyActual
Potential Pathwayhitch hiker with stocked fish | hitch hiker on aquatic plants?
Statusestablished
CommentsThe jellyfish have been appearing in the lake for approx. four years. Hundreds were observed.
Record TypeNAS sighting report
Freshwater/MarineFreshwater
Number Collectedhundreds


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Citation information: U.S. Geological Survey. [2021]. Nonindigenous Aquatic Species Database. Gainesville, Florida. Accessed [9/24/2021].

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