Specimen Information

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

Specimen ID52570
GroupMollusks-Bivalves
GenusPerna
Speciesperna
Common NameMexilhao mussel
StateTX
CountyCameron
LocalityBrazos Santiago Pass, Gulf of Mexico
Mapping AccuracyAccurate
HUC8 NameSouth Laguna Madre
HUC8 Number12110208
HUC10 NameLower Laguna Madre
HUC10 Number1211020810
HUC12 NameLower Laguna Madre
HUC12 Number121102081000
Map
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Collection Month7
Collection Year1992
Year AccuracyActual
Potential Pathwayshipping hull fouling
Statusestablished
Reference 1
Ref. Number:9171
Author:Hicks, D.W., and J.W. Tunnell, Jr
Date:1995
Title:Ecological notes and patterns of dispersal in the recently introduced mussel, Perna perna (Linne, 1758), in the Gulf of Mexico.
Journal:American Malacological Bulletin
Volume:11
Issue:2
Pages:203-206
CommentsPerna perna was observed as live food in a California seafood market by J.C. Britton.
Record TypeSpecimen
Disposalpreserved (Smithsonion)
Museum Cat NumberUSNM No. 869530
VerifierD.W. Hicks, Center for Coastal Studies, Corpus Cri
Freshwater/MarineMarine
Year Classjuv/adul
Size5 - 100 mm


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