Specimen Information

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

Specimen ID547329
GroupCoelenterates-Hydrozoans
GenusCraspedacusta
Speciessowerbyi
Common Namefreshwater jellyfish
StateAR
CountyMarion
LocalityBull Shoals Lake, Bull Shoals
Mapping AccuracyAccurate
HUC8 NameBull Shoals Lake
HUC8 Number11010003
HUC10 NameLittle North Fork White River
HUC10 Number1101000306
HUC12 NameLittle North Fork White River-Bull Shoals Lake
HUC12 Number110100030609
Map
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Collection Year1981
Year AccuracyActual
Potential Pathwayhitch hiker with stocked fish | hitch hiker on aquatic plants?
Statusunknown
Comments" This was in the early 1980s--maybe 1981 or 1982. Our grandpa, a retired farmer from Iowa, had lived and fished there for years and never seen them before. I don't know what species these were or how many different species are in the lake, and I wish we'd taken photographs so I could show you, but I thought you might want to know of our encounter."
Record TypePersonal communication
Freshwater/MarineFreshwater


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Citation information: U.S. Geological Survey. [2021]. Nonindigenous Aquatic Species Database. Gainesville, Florida. Accessed [10/23/2021].

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