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Table Bc02: List of the Freshwater Mussel Species Collected from the Grand River Basin

List of the freshwater mussel species collected from the Grand River Basin

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Nearly 78 percent of all North American freshwater mussel species have rapidly declining populations, and the elephant-ear (Elliptio crassidens crassidens) is no exception.

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Bluefer

Bluefer (Purpleshell)

Potamilus purpuratus
Like the pink heelsplitter and fragile and pink papershells, the bluefer uses freshwater drum as a host.

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Photo of zebra-mussel-infested boatlift removed from Smithville Lake

Boatlift Removal

Photo of zebra-mussel-infested boatlift removed from Smithville Lake.

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brokenray

Brokenray

Lampsilis reeveiana
Includes three subspecies, Ozark (broken rays), Northern (Britt’s) and Arkansas (Reeve’s).

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butterfly

Butterfly

Ellipsaria lineolata
The butterfly is one of the most beautiful of Missouri’s mussels.

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Can't Stand the Heat? Get Out of the Lake!

For the last couple of years, zebra mussels have declined or disappeared from some areas of the Lake.

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Chinese Mystery Snail

Cipangopaludina chinensis malleata
The Chinese mystery snail is an invasive species quickly taking over urban waters throughout the state. These Asian snails are popular with aquarium hobbyists, and some people appreciate them as food.

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Manage your Missouri streams to help this endangered species.

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deertoe

Deertoe

Truncilla truncata
A common mussel in some areas, deertoe have decorative green markings.

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