Specimen Information

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

Specimen ID279514
GroupMollusks-Bivalves
GenusDreissena
Speciespolymorpha
Common Namezebra mussel
StateMD
CountyKent
LocalitySassafras River, near mouth of Turner Creek, Kennedyville
Mapping AccuracyAccurate
HUC8 NameChester-Sassafras
HUC8 Number02060002
HUC10 NameSassafras River
HUC10 Number0206000203
HUC12 NameLower Sassafras River
HUC12 Number020600020302
Map
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Collection Day25
Collection Month9
Collection Year2011
Year AccuracyActual
Potential Pathwayhitch hiker on small watercraft
Statusunknown
Reference 1
Ref. Number:27895
Author:Ashton, M.J., and R.J. Klauda
Date:2015
Title:The spread of zebra mussel (Dreissena polymorpha) from the lower Susquehanna River into the upper Chesapeake Bay, Maryland, USA
Journal:BioInvasions Records
Volume:4
Issue:3
Pages:195-199
CommentsThe mussel was alive when collected attached to a jet ski mooring.
Record TypePersonal communication
VerifierRon Klauda, Maryland DNR
Freshwater/MarineFreshwater
Number Collected1
Year Classadult
Size18 mm


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