Specimen Information

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

Specimen ID52571
GroupMollusks-Bivalves
GenusPerna
Speciesperna
Common NameMexilhao mussel
StateTX
CountyMatagorda
LocalityColorado River at Gulf of Mexico
Mapping AccuracyAccurate
HUC8 NameEast Matagorda Bay
HUC8 Number12090402
HUC10 Name1209040205-Gulf of Mexico
HUC10 Number1209040205
HUC12 Name120904020500-Gulf of Mexico
HUC12 Number120904020500
Map
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Collection Month11
Collection Year1993
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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