Specimen Information

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

Specimen ID879722
GroupMollusks-Bivalves
GenusDreissena
Speciespolymorpha
Common Namezebra mussel
StateMD
CountyHarford
LocalityChesapeake Bay, S of mouth of Susquehanna River
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 Day29
Collection Month5
Collection Year2015
Year AccuracyActual
Potential Pathwayhitch hiker on small watercraft
Statusestablished
Comments"found 10-15 mussels attached to the base of Eurasian watermilfoil stems where they attach to the root structure"
Record TypePersonal communication
Freshwater/MarineFreshwater
Number Collected10-15


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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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