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Bivalves in a bottleneck: taxonomy, phylogeography and conservation of freshwater mussels (Bivalvia: Unionoida) in Australasia
TLDR
The conservation biology of Australasian freshwater mussels is hindered by lack of a taxonomic framework that employs molecular data as a complement to shell characters, larval forms and internal anatomy, and progress in conservation may depend also upon involving the wider community.
A field guide to freshwater fishes, crayfishes & mussels of South-Western Australia
This field guide summarises all that is currently known about the iconic, yet often unnoticed species of fish, crayfish and mussels inhabiting the fresh waters of south-western Australia. It offers
Range decline and conservation status of Westralunio carteri Iredale, 1934 (Bivalvia : Hyriidae) from south-western Australia
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Application of IUCN Red List criteria indicates that Westralunio carteri qualifies for listing as vulnerable, and conservation management measures should focus on maintaining existing populations.
Age and Growth in the Australian Freshwater Mussel, Westralunio carteri, with an Evaluation of the Fluorochrome Calcein for Validating the Assumption of Annulus Formation
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Growth and longevity of freshwater mussels (Unionida) are important for defining life-history strategies and assessing vulnerability to human impacts, and a positive relationship between K and mean water temperature among sites is shown, suggesting a role of riparian shading in regulating stream temperature, and hence, indirectly influencing mussel growth.
Benefit of feeding dietary calcium and nonphytate phosphorus levels above National Research Council recommendations to tom turkeys in the growing-finishing phases.
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There is a benefit to bone strength and mineralization when Ca and nPP are fed at levels higher than NRC (1994) recommendations, and this experiment evaluated the effects of feeding various dietary Ca and nonphytate P levels to Large White male turkeys from 3 to 17 wk of age.
Burrowing behavior protects a threatened freshwater mussel in drying rivers
Reduced streamflow because of climate change presents a major threat to aquatic biodiversity in arid, semi-arid and Mediterranean climatic regions. Freshwater mussels are particularly sensitive to
The role of anthropogenic habitats in freshwater mussel conservation
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It is shown that some of these habitats may function as ecological traps owing to conflicting management practices or because they act as a sink for some populations, therefore, anthropogenic habitats should not be seen as a panacea to resolve conservation problems.
Glochidia ecology in wild fish populations and laboratory determination of competent host fishes for an endemic freshwater mussel of south-western Australia
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Glochidia infestation was greatest on benthic fishes, which may be a consequence of greater encounter rates, but other factors, such as host size, probably also influence glochidia prevalence and intensity.
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