Content tagged with "mollusk"

Figure Bc02: Mussel Community Sample Sites

Map of mussel community sample sites. More

Fragile Papershell

fragile papershell
Leptodea fragilis
A widespread mussel that relies on freshwater drum as host fish for the developing young. More

Freshwater Mussels

If you love Missouri's clean water, thank our 65 species of freshwater mussels. As filter feeders, they clean impurities from the water. More

Giant Floater

giant floater
Pygandon grandis
When a floater dies, this large mussel with a thick shell will actually rise to the water surface and float as it decays. More

Illinois DNR: Mussels

Excerpts from Illinois DNR's book on mussels. More

Judge imposes maximum fine in zebra mussel case

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Photo of zebra-mussel-infested boatlift removed from Smithville Lake
Sentence highlights personal responsibility for negligent introductions. More


Toxolasma parvus
These diminutive mollusks are the smallest of Missouri’s freshwater mussels. More

Making Mussels

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Biologists help strengthen mussel populations, turning back the tide of extinction. More

Managing Your Pond's Fish and Frogs

Seventeen Aquaguides help you improve your Missouri pond's fish and frog populations. More


maple leaf
Quadrula quadrula
The mapleleaf spawns in the summer, using catfish as a host. More