Specimen Information

Bythotrephes longimanus
Bythotrephes longimanus
(spiny waterflea)

Specimen ID4048
Common Namespiny waterflea
LocalityLake Huron
Mapping AccuracyCentroid
HUC8 NameLake Huron
HUC8 Number4080300
Collection Day22
Collection Month4
Collection Year1988
Year AccuracyActual
Potential Pathwayshipping ballast water
CommentsFirst observed in Lake Huron in 1984. Spread to all 5 Great Lakes in 3 years and is the dominant and preferred food of white perch, yellow perch, juvenile walleye, and juvenile coho salmon. Also caused restructuring of plankton community.
Record TypePersonal communication

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