Specimen Information

Dreissena polymorpha
Dreissena polymorpha
(zebra mussel)

Specimen ID273125
Common Namezebra mussel
LocalityZorinsky Lake [west of Omaha]
Mapping AccuracyAccurate
HUC8 NameBig Papillion-Mosquito
HUC8 Number10230006
HUC10 NameWest Papillion Creek-Papillion Creek
HUC10 Number1023000601
HUC12 NameHell Creek-West Papillion Creek
HUC12 Number102300060103
Collection Day9
Collection Month11
Collection Year2010
Year AccuracyActual
Potential Pathwayhitch hiker on small watercraft
CommentsOnly one specimen initially found. Survey by the Army Corps found 5 more specimens, 31 more found in early December 2010 (1 live) and 12 in late December. Reservoir was emptied for one year to freeze mussels. Reservoir refilled and restocked with fish. Because veligers found in 2016 by US Army Corps of Engineers, status of this population was changed from eradicated to unknown.
Record TypePersonal communication
Number Collected1
Year Classadult
Size2 in.


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Citation information: U.S. Geological Survey. [2022]. Nonindigenous Aquatic Species Database. Gainesville, Florida. Accessed [10/5/2022].

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