Specimen Information

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

Specimen ID273894
GroupCoelenterates-Hydrozoans
GenusCraspedacusta
Speciessowerbyi
Common Namefreshwater jellyfish
StateWV
CountyLewis
LocalityStonewall Jackson Lake at Wolf Fork [West Fork River]
Mapping AccuracyAccurate
HUC8 NameWest Fork
HUC8 Number05020002
HUC10 NameUpper West Fork River
HUC10 Number0502000201
HUC12 NameSkin Creek
HUC12 Number050200020102
Map
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Collection Day16
Collection Month8
Collection Year1995
Year AccuracyActual
Potential Pathwayunknown
Statusestablished
Reference 1
Ref. Number:13164
Author:Angradi, T.R.
Date:1998
Title:Observations of freshwater jellyfish, Craspedacusta sowerbyi Lankester (Trachylina: Petasidae), in a West Virginia reservoir.
Journal:Brimleyana
Volume:25
Pages:34-42
CommentsLikely dispersal via polyps attached to aquatic plants or waterfowl
Record TypeLiterature
Freshwater/MarineFreshwater
Size6-21 mm diameter


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Citation information: U.S. Geological Survey. [2021]. Nonindigenous Aquatic Species Database. Gainesville, Florida. Accessed [1/19/2021].

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