Specimen Information

Dreissena polymorpha
Dreissena polymorpha
(zebra mussel)
Mollusks-Bivalves
Exotic

Specimen ID785847
GroupMollusks-Bivalves
GenusDreissena
Speciespolymorpha
Common Namezebra mussel
StateMD
CountyCecil
LocalityChesapeake Bay [W of Elk Neck State Park]
Mapping AccuracyAccurate
HUC8 NameUpper Chesapeake Bay
HUC8 Number02060001
HUC10 NameUpper Chesapeake Bay
HUC10 Number0206000100
HUC12 NameUpper Chesapeake Bay
HUC12 Number020600010000
Map
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Collection Day17
Collection Month11
Collection Year2014
Year AccuracyActual
Potential Pathwayhitch hiker on small watercraft | dispersed
Statusestablished
Reference 1
Ref. Number:27895
Author:Ashton, M.J., and R.J. Klauda.
Date:2015
Title:The spread of zebra mussel (Dreissena polymorpha) from the lower Susquehanna River into the upper Chesapeake Bay, Maryland, USA
Journal:BioInvasions Records
Volume:4
Issue:3
Pages:195-199
CommentsFound on the anchor of a navigational hazard buoy.
Record TypeLiterature
VerifierMaryland Dept. of Natural Resources
Freshwater/MarineFreshwater
Number Collected92


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Citation information: U.S. Geological Survey. [2020]. Nonindigenous Aquatic Species Database. Gainesville, Florida. Accessed [8/13/2020].

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