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Mussel Survey in Southeast Missouri

Mussel Survey in Southeast Missouri
Biologists from MDC, Southeast Missouri State University, Missouri Department of Natural Resources and a visiting malcologist from the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources sort through mussels in a southeast Missouri drainage ditch. More

Musseling the Mussel Fork

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These sedentary bottom dwellers influenced the past and now tell us about the health of our streams. More

Paper Pondshell (Paper Floater)

paper pondshell
Utterbackia imbecillis
Unlike most other freshwater mussels, this species is hermaphrodic: An individual mussel can be both male and female. More

Pearls of the Gasconade

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Surveying mussels to monitor the well-being of Missouri's waterways. More

Pimpleback

pimpleback
Quadrula pustulosa
While the pimpleback is usually bumpy, some individuals are perfectly smooth. More

Pink Heelsplitter

pink heelsplitter
Potamilus alatus
A large dorsal wing and purple lining make identification of this widespread mussel easy. More

Pink Mucket

pink mucket
Lampsilis abrupta
This endangered native mussel lives in flowing waters of large streams among gravel and cobble. More

Pink Papershell

pink papershell
Potamilus ohiensis
This species enjoys the same geographic distribution in our state as the pink heelsplitter, and it generally resembles that species, too. But as the name suggests, the pink papershell usually has a thinner shell and is smaller. Also, it prefers rather shallow water with a good current. More

Pistolgrip (Buckhorn)

pistolgrip
Tritogonia verrucosa
Shaped like a checkered gunstock, with its unique, turned-down edge, pistolgrips are easy to identify. More

Plain Pocketbook (Pocketbook)

plain pocketbook
Lampsilis cardium
One of the most common and widespread mussels in our state, its oval shape, relatively large size and frequent occurrence make it one of the most easily recognized. More