Wanted Zebra Mussel
Growth can range from 1 cm - 5 cm.
Freshwater lakes and rivers are ideal locations for the zebra mussel.
Certain fish and other aquatic populations also are negatively affected due to the growing zebra mussel population.
TFM - a poisonous chemical - is released which kills mussels but has no effect on fish.
Boaters inspect their aquatic equipment for suspected mussels and dry them in the sun before every trip.
As of 2012, the species has already infected the Missouri River and will most likely continue westward until it reaches the west coast.