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Conservation Status of Freshwater Mussels of the United States and Canada
Abstract The American Fisheries Society (AFS) herein provides a list of all native freshwater mussels (families Margaritiferidae and Unionidae) in the United States and Canada. This report alsoExpand
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Bivalve Molluscs: Biology, Ecology, and Culture
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Impending extinctions of North American freshwater mussels (Unionoida) following the zebra mussel (Dreissena polymorpha) invasion
1.  Freshwater mussels (Order Unionoida) are the most imperiled faunal group in North America; 60% of described species are considered endangered or threatened, and 12% are presumed extinct.Expand
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Effects of Sedimentation and Turbidity on Lotic Food Webs: A Concise Review for Natural Resource Managers
Sedimentation and turbidity are significant contributors to declines in populations of North American aquatic organisms. Impacts to lotic fauna may be expressed through pervasive alterations in localExpand
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Feeding and Burrowing Behaviors of Juvenile Rainbow Mussels, Villosa iris (Bivalvia:Unionidae)
This study characterized the relationship between juvenile rainbow mussels (Villosa iris) and the sediment they inhabit. Dye studies in a feeding chamber, video recordings of feeding, and gut contentExpand
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A HOLISTIC APPROACH TO TAXONOMIC EVALUATION OF TWO CLOSELY RELATED ENDANGERED FRESHWATER MUSSEL SPECIES, THE OYSTER MUSSEL EPIOBLASMA CAPSAEFORMIS AND TAN RIFFLESHELL EPIOBLASMA FLORENTINA WALKERI
Species in the genus Epioblasma have specialized life history requirements and represent the most endangered genus of freshwater mussels (Unionidae) in the world. A genetic characterization of extantExpand
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Acute toxicity of copper, ammonia, and chlorine to glochidia and juveniles of freshwater mussels (Unionidae).
The objective of the present study was to determine acute toxicity of copper, ammonia, or chlorine to larval (glochidia) and juvenile mussels using the recently published American Society for TestingExpand
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