Content tagged with "mussel"

Pond Mussel

pond mussel
Ligumia subrostrata
This widespread species is one of the few Missouri mussels successful in shallow ponds and lakes. More

Purple Wartyback (Inside of Shell)

Photograph of Purple Wartyback freshwater mussel shell interior view
Interior view of Purple Wartyback, a freshwater mussel. More

Purple Wartyback (Outside of Shell)

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

Purple Wartyback (Purple Pimpleback)

Photograph of Purple Wartyback freshwater mussel shell exterior view
Cyclonaias tuberculata
Before buttons were made of plastic, they were made of shell. Because only white buttons were in demand, the coppery-purple shell of this species made it worthless for the button industry. More

Restoring River Life: Making Mussels

I just heard some good news (a pleasant change from what’s often gloom and doom) about keeping our waters healthy. More

Round Pigtoe

round pigtoe
Pleurobema sintoxia
Round pigtoes are more rounded than Wabash pigtoes. Usually, the nacre (the shell lining) is white, but in rare individuals it is bright pink. More

Scaleshell

scaleshell
Leptodea leptodon
Rarely seen, this Endangered freshwater mussel has a thin and delicate shell that is strikingly beautiful inside. More

Scaleshell Mussel Best Management Practices

Manage your Missouri streams to help this endangered species. More

Sheepnose (Bullhead)

Photograph of Sheepnose freshwater mussel shell exterior view
Plethobasus cyphyus
The sheepnose has been classified as Endangered in Missouri and is a candidate for federal Endangered status. More

Sheepnose (Inside of Shell)

Photograph of Sheepnose freshwater mussel shell interior view
Interior view of Sheepnose, a freshwater mussel. More