Specimen Information

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

Specimen ID242589
GroupMollusks-Bivalves
GenusDreissena
Speciespolymorpha
Common Namezebra mussel
StateCO
CountyPueblo
LocalityPueblo Reservoir [Arkansas River]
Mapping AccuracyAccurate
HUC8 NameUpper Arkansas
HUC8 Number11020002
Map
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Collection Day18
Collection Month1
Collection Year2008
Year AccuracyActual
Potential Pathwayhitch hiker fishing, boating | dispersed
Statusfailed
CommentsSpecimens were found in November 2007, but identification not confirmed until January 2008. Two adults, 1 juvenile, and one veliger collected. Identification done through DNA sequencing. No additional mussels found in February 2008 dives. Delisted as "infested" in 2014 after 5 years of negative sampling.
Record TypePersonal communication
Fresh Marine IntroFreshwater
Number Collected4
Year Classadult/juvenile/veliger


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