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Ditch the Invasive Hitchhikers

Camping and boating travelers beware!

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Photograph of Ebonyshell freshwater mussel shell exterior view

Ebonyshell

Fusconaia ebena
At one time the most valuable shell to the commercial button industry, the ebonyshell is now classified as Endangered in Missouri and is a candidate for federal Endangered status.

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Manage your Missouri streams to help this endangered species.

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Manage your Missouri streams to help this endangered species.  

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elephant's ear

Elephantear (Elephant's Ear)

Elliptio crassidens
Today found only in the Meramec River, the elephantear has been classified as Endangered in Missouri and is a candidate for federal Endangered status.

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elktoe

Elktoe

Alasmidonta marginata
The elktoe is one of many Missouri mussels with a declining population.

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ellipse

Ellipse and Bleedingtooth

Venustaconcha ellipsiformis and V. pleasii
These small mussels use darters, a type of fish, as hosts for their young.

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Endangered Mollusk Management

Manage your streams, ponds and wetlands to protect Missouri's endangered mollusks.

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Manage your Missouri streams to help this endangered species.

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fatmucket

Fatmucket

Lampsilis siliquoidea
The fatmucket was a favorite species harvested for the button industry in the early 1900s.

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