Content tagged with "mussel"

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


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


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

Mini Monsters "Musseling" into Missouri

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The mussels are coming! The mussels are coming! More

Missouri's Freshwater Mussels

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These intricate and colorful bottom dwellers face new threats. More


Quadrula metanevra
Finding the monkey’s face in this mussel's shell is left up to the imagination. More


Actinonaias ligamentina
One of the most widespread and numerous mussels in southern Missouri. More

Mussel and Clam Regulations

Browse Missouri mussel and clam regulations for methods, seasons and limits. More