Specimen Information

Sinanodonta woodiana
Sinanodonta woodiana
(Chinese pond mussel)
Mollusks-Bivalves
Exotic

Specimen ID272051
GroupMollusks-Bivalves
GenusSinanodonta
Specieswoodiana
Common NameChinese pond mussel
StateNJ
CountyHunterdon
Localityfish ponds, off Joe Ent Road, 3.3 air miles south-southeast of the center of Pittstown, Franklin Township, Hunterdon County
Mapping AccuracyAccurate
HUC8 NameMiddle Delaware-Musconetcong
HUC8 Number02040105
HUC10 NameLower Delaware River
HUC10 Number0204010509
HUC12 NameWickecheoke Creek-Delaware River
HUC12 Number020401050906
Map
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Collection Day7
Collection Month6
Collection Year2010
Year AccuracyActual
Potential Pathwayhitch hiker in aquaculture | hitch hiker with stocked fish
Statuseradicated
Reference 1
Ref. Number:33184
Author:Bogan, A.E., J. Bowers-Altman, and M.E. Raley
Date:2011
Title:The first confirmed record of the Chinese Pond Mussel (Sinanodonta woodiana) (Bivalva:Unionidae) in the United States
Journal:The Nautilus
Volume:125
Issue:1
Pages:41-43
Reference 2
Ref. Number:33187
Author:Bogan, A.E., J. Bowers-Altman, and M.E. Raley
Date:2011
Title:A new threat to conservation of North American freshwater mussels: Chinese Pond Mussel (Sinanodonta woodiana) in the United States
Journal:Tentacle
Volume:19
Pages:39-40
Reference 3
Ref. Number:33962
Author:The Associated Press
Date:2019
Title:Invasive monster mussels discovered; officials say they averted an ‘ecological nightmare’
Publisher:Pennsylvania Real-Time News
CommentsConfirmed by DNA analysis. Ponds were a former fish farm. Ponds were lowered and treated with rotenone to kill all fish, but status is unknown. The mussels were eradicated in July-September 2019 with a copper-based product used in 9 ponds (Earth-Tec-QZ).
Record TypeLiterature
Earliest Recordnation
Museum Cat NumberNCSM 46965
Freshwater/MarineFreshwater
Number Collected3
Year Classadult
Size~8 in.


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