Specimen Information

Dreissena rostriformis bugensis
Dreissena rostriformis bugensis
(quagga mussel)
Mollusks-Bivalves
Exotic

Specimen ID630831
GroupMollusks-Bivalves
GenusDreissena
Speciesrostriformis
Subspeciesbugensis
Common Namequagga mussel
StateCA
CountyOrange
LocalityLake Forest Keys (Lake Forest 2) in Lake Forest
Mapping AccuracyAccurate
HUC8 NameNewport Bay
HUC8 Number18070204
HUC10 NameSan Diego Creek
HUC10 Number1807020401
HUC12 NameUpper San Diego Creek
HUC12 Number180702040102
Map
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Collection Day4
Collection Month3
Collection Year2014
Year AccuracyActual
Potential Pathwayhitch hiker on small watercraft | dispersed
Statusestablished
CommentsMussels are no longer found in the waterbody due to chemical applications for algae control and are now only found within the fountain that sits in the middle of the waterbody.
Record TypePersonal communication
VerifierCalifornia Department of Fish and Wildlife
Freshwater/MarineFreshwater


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Citation information: U.S. Geological Survey. [2021]. Nonindigenous Aquatic Species Database. Gainesville, Florida. Accessed [9/23/2021].

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