Content tagged with "mussel"

Ebonyshell (Outside of Shell)

Photograph of Ebonyshell freshwater mussel shell exterior view
Exterior view of Ebonyshell, a freshwater mussel. More

Elephant-Ear Mussel Best Management Practices

Manage your Missouri streams to help this endangered species.   More

Elephantear (Elephant's Ear)

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. More

Elktoe

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

Ellipse and Bleedingtooth

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

Fat Pocketbook Best Management Practices

Manage your Missouri streams to help this endangered species. More

Fatmucket

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

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