Specimen Information

Perna perna
Perna perna
(Mexilhao mussel)
Mollusks-Bivalves
Exotic

Specimen ID50176
GroupMollusks-Bivalves
GenusPerna
Speciesperna
Common NameMexilhao mussel
StateTX
CountyCalhoun
LocalityMatagorda Bay at Port O'Connor, TX
Mapping AccuracyAccurate
HUC8 NameWest Matagorda Bay
HUC8 Number12100402
HUC10 NamePowderhorn Lake-Matagorda Bay
HUC10 Number1210040205
HUC12 NamePowderhorn Lake-Matagorda Bay
HUC12 Number121004020500
Map
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Collection Month5
Collection Year1995
Year AccuracyActual
Potential Pathwayshipping hull fouling
Statusestablished
CommentsPerna perna was observed as live food in a California seafood market by J.C. Britton.
Record TypePersonal communication
VerifierStewart Jacks, USFWS, Corpus Christi, TX
Freshwater/MarineMarine
Number Collectedseveral


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