Specimen Information

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

Specimen ID52572
GroupMollusks-Bivalves
GenusPerna
Speciesperna
Common NameMexilhao mussel
StateTX
CountyBrazoria
LocalityFreeport, TX, Gulf of Mexico
Mapping AccuracyAccurate
HUC8 NameAustin-Oyster
HUC8 Number12040205
HUC10 NameFreeport Harbor Channel-Gulf of Mexico
HUC10 Number1204020505
HUC12 NameFreeport Harbor Channel-Gulf of Mexico
HUC12 Number120402050500
Map
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Collection Day18
Collection Month8
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 Collected5
Size20 - 40 mm


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