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Figure Bc02: Mussel Community Sample Sites

Map of mussel community sample sites.

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fragile papershell

Fragile Papershell

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

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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.

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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.

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Illinois DNR: Mussels

Excerpts from Illinois DNR's book on mussels.

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

Judge imposes maximum fine in zebra mussel case

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Sentence highlights personal responsibility for negligent introductions.

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lilliput

Lilliput

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

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Making Mussels

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

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Managing Your Pond's Fish and Frogs

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

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maple leaf

Mapleleaf

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

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