Specimen Information

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

Specimen ID52573
GroupMollusks-Bivalves
GenusPerna
Speciesperna
Common NameMexilhao mussel
StateTX
CountyNueces
LocalityCorpus Christi Bay
Mapping AccuracyAccurate
HUC8 NameSouth Corpus Christi Bay
HUC8 Number12110202
HUC10 NameFrontal Corpus Christi Bay
HUC10 Number1211020202
HUC12 NameFrontal Corpus Christi Bay
HUC12 Number121102020200
Map
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Collection Day13
Collection Month7
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
Size5 - 35 mm


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