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Table Bc02: Numbers and Relative Abundance of Living Naiades Found in the Bourbeuse River Watershed

Table Bc02: Numbers and Relative Abundance of Living Naiades Found in the Bourbeuse River Watershed

(hydrologic unit # 07140103) and some of its major tributaries (Buchanan 1980).
Species Bourbeuse River Brush Creek Dry Fork Little Bourbeuse River
No. % No. % No. % No. %
Actinonaias ligamentina carinata (Mucket) 1,074 14.7            
Alasmidonta viridis (Slippershell mussel) 1 **            
Alasmidonta marginata (Elktoe) 46 0.6            
Amblema p. plicata (Threeridge) 299 4.1            
Anodontoides ferussacianus (Cylindrical papershell)     2 0.8 1 2.8    
Ellipsaria lineolata (Butterfly) 18 0.2            
Elliptio dilatata (Spike)   7.2 2 0.8        
Epioblasma triquetra (Snuffbox) 16 0.2            
Fusconaia flava (Pig toe) 288 3.9            
Lampsilis teres (Yellow sandshell) 1 **            
Lampsilis t. teres (Slough sandshell) 85 1.2            
Lampsilis cardium (Pocketbook) 843 11.5 17 6.7 1 2.8 1 5.9
Lampsilis reeviana brittsi (Britt's shell) 22 0.3            
Lampsilis siliquoidea (Fat mucket) 2,170 29.7 104 40.9 17 48.6 4 23.5
Lasmigona complanata (White heelsplitter) 17 0.2            
Lasmigona costata (Fluted shell) 79 1.1            
Leptodea leptodon (Scale shell) 1 **            
Leptodea fragilis (Fragile papershell) 66 0.9            
Ligumia subrostrata (Pond mussel) 24 0.3 3 1.2     5 29.4
Ligumia recta (Black sandshell) 23 0.3            
Megalonaias nervosa (Washboard) 4 0.1            
Obliquaria reflexa (Three-horned wartyback) 6 0.1            
Plethobasus cyphyus (Bullhead) 10 0.1            
Pleurobema sintoxia (Round pigtoe) 241 3.3            
Potamilus alatus (Pink heelsplitter) 123 1.7            
Potamilus ohiensis (Fragile heelsplitter) 1 **            
Pyganandon g. grandis (Giant floater) 254 3.5 10 3.6 14 40.0 6 35.3
Quadrula metanevra (Monkeyface) 2 **            
Quadrula pustulosa (Pimpleback) 195 2.7            
Simpsonaias ambigua (Salamander mussel) 5 0.1            
Strophitus u. undulatus (Squaw foot) 125 1.7 9 3.1 1 2.8    
Toxolasma parvus (Lilliput mussel) 19 0.3            
Tritogonia verrucosa (Buckhorn) 117 1.6 1 0.4        
Truncilla donaciformis (Fawn's foot) 5 0.1            
Truncilla truncata (Deartoe) 19 0.3            
Utterbackia imbecillis (Paper pond shell) 189 2.6 3 1.2   1 5.9  
Venustaconcha e. ellipsiformis (Ellipse) 391 5.4 104 40.9 1 2.8    
Total 9,470   75   237   265  

** = less than 0.1% of total

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