Specimen Information

Dreissena polymorpha
Dreissena polymorpha
(zebra mussel)
Mollusks-Bivalves
Exotic

Specimen ID270707
GroupMollusks-Bivalves
GenusDreissena
Speciespolymorpha
Common Namezebra mussel
StateMO
CountyClay
LocalityLittle Platte River, at Smithville Lake in Smithville
Mapping AccuracyAccurate
HUC8 NamePlatte
HUC8 Number10240012
HUC10 NameLittle Platte River
HUC10 Number1024001207
HUC12 NameSmithville Lake Dam-Little Platte River
HUC12 Number102400120707
Map
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Collection Day13
Collection Month7
Collection Year2010
Year AccuracyActual
Potential Pathwayhitch hiker on small watercraft
Statuscollected
CommentsFound on a boat lift, was removed with about 400 mussels attached. Algaecide added to the area 8/10/2010. More found in 2012. Population widespread in the lake by 2016.
Record TypePersonal communication
Freshwater/MarineFreshwater


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Citation information: U.S. Geological Survey. [2021]. Nonindigenous Aquatic Species Database. Gainesville, Florida. Accessed [9/27/2021].

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