Specimen Information

Dreissena polymorpha
Dreissena polymorpha
(zebra mussel)

Specimen ID749397
Common Namezebra mussel
LocalityBosque River, at Waco Reservoir [=Lake Waco]
Mapping AccuracyAccurate
HUC8 NameBosque
HUC8 Number12060203
HUC10 NameWaco Lake
HUC10 Number1206020303
HUC12 NameWaco Lake-Bosque River
HUC12 Number120602030303
Collection Day29
Collection Month9
Collection Year2014
Year AccuracyActual
Potential Pathwayhitch hiker on small watercraft | dispersed
Reference 1
Ref. Number:27053
Author:Texas Parks and Wildlife Department.
Title:Zebra mussels spread to Lake Waco.
Publisher:Texas Parks and Wildlife Department
Reference 2
Ref. Number:35266
Author:Texas Parks and Wildlife Department
Title:Zebra Mussels Eradicated from Lake Waco in Central Texas.
CommentsPress release. Collected over 2 consecutive days. In September 2014, 75 more collected. Eradication was attempted in Oct 2014 by covering the boat ramp floor with a pond liner. Liner removed March 2015. July 2015 water samples had no veligers. On January 21, 2021 the state of Texas declared a successful eradication.
Record TypeLiterature
VerifierTexas Parks and Wildlife Department
Number Collected40


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