Specimen Information

Rapana venosa
Rapana venosa
(veined rapa whelk)
Mollusks-Gastropods
Exotic

Specimen ID52657
GroupMollusks-Gastropods
GenusRapana
Speciesvenosa
Common Nameveined rapa whelk
StateVA
CountyNewport News
LocalityJames River in the Hampton Roads area of Virginia (near the Monitor-Merrimac Memorial Bridge Tunnel).
Mapping AccuracyApproximate
HUC8 NameHampton Roads
HUC8 Number02080208
Map
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Collection Month6
Collection Year1998
Year AccuracyActual
Potential Pathwayshipping
Statusestablished
CommentsIdentified by a visiting scientist from the Russian Academy of Sciences in Moscow. Preys on oysters. Native to Sea of Japan. Can grow to 7 inches.
Record TypePersonal communication
VerifierDr. M. G. Harasewych (Smith.), Dr. Yuri Kantor (Ru
Freshwater/MarineMarine
Number Collected2
Year Class5-7 yrs


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Citation information: U.S. Geological Survey. [2020]. Nonindigenous Aquatic Species Database. Gainesville, Florida. Accessed [11/28/2020].

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