Specimen Information

Craspedacusta sowerbyi
Craspedacusta sowerbyi
(freshwater jellyfish)
Coelenterates-Hydrozoans
Exotic

Specimen ID547328
GroupCoelenterates-Hydrozoans
GenusCraspedacusta
Speciessowerbyi
Common Namefreshwater jellyfish
StateNC
CountyPamlico
LocalitySwampy areas off Shingle Brook Rd
Mapping AccuracyAccurate
HUC8 NameLower Neuse
HUC8 Number03020204
HUC10 NameUpper Broad Creek-Neuse River
HUC10 Number0302020404
HUC12 NameHeadwaters Upper Broad Creek
HUC12 Number030202040402
Map
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Collection Day3
Collection Month5
Collection Year2013
Year AccuracyActual
Potential Pathwayhitch hiker with stocked fish | hitch hiker on aquatic plants?
Statusunknown
Comments"I know we were near Olympia. I was at work with a paving crew. There was a large church with a cemetery in the back, and a trailer up on concrete "stilts" That may help someone who knows the area. It was a dead end road. Many "swamp" areas. Noticed what looked like oil puddles in the water of the one small creek/drain area. Turns out it was actually jellyfish. I noticed them swimming."
Record TypePersonal communication
Freshwater/MarineFreshwater


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Citation information: U.S. Geological Survey. [2021]. Nonindigenous Aquatic Species Database. Gainesville, Florida. Accessed [10/16/2021].

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