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Photograph of Sheepnose freshwater mussel shell exterior view

Sheepnose (Outside of Shell)

Exterior view of Sheepnose, a freshwater mussel.

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Manage your Missouri streams to help this endangered species.

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Snuffbox

Snuffbox

Epioblasma triquetra
The snuffbox has been classified as Endangered in Missouri and is a candidate for federal Endangered status. Perhaps it should also be a candidate for a new common name, since the popularity of snuff-taking is long past.

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Manage your Missouri streams to help this endangered species.

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Spectaclecase

Spectaclecase (Spectacle Case)

Cumberlandia monodonta
Missouri may have the largest number of spectaclecase mussels left in the world. These elongated shellfish can live for 60 years or more.

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spike

Spike (Ladyfinger)

Elliptio dilatata
Nacre color varies from purple to pink to white. In smaller rivers, the shell is much thinner.

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Table Bc02: Living and Dead Mussel Species Collected within the Gasconade River Watershed

Living and Dead Mussel Species Collected within the Gasconade River Watershed.

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Table Bc02: Mussels Found within the Big River Basin

Mussels found within the Big River Basin.

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Table Bc03: Mussel Species Collected in the Lamine River Basin

Mussel Species Collected in the Lamine River Basin.

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Table Bc04: Mussel Species Collected in the Crooked River Basin

Mussel Species Collected in the Crooked River Basin.

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