Specimen Information

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

Specimen ID52574
GroupMollusks-Bivalves
GenusPerna
Speciesperna
Common NameMexilhao mussel
StateTX
CountyCameron
LocalityLaguna Madre, TX (Gulf of Mexico)
Mapping AccuracyAccurate
HUC8 NameSouth Laguna Madre
HUC8 Number12110208
HUC10 NameBrownsville Ship Channel
HUC10 Number1211020809
HUC12 NameBahia Grande-Brownsville Ship Channel
HUC12 Number121102080900
Map
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Collection Day7
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
Number Collectedmany
Size10 - 110 mm


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