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Changing Perspectives on Pearly Mussels, North America's Most Imperiled Animals
Abstract Pearly mussels (Unionacea) are widespread, abundant, and important in freshwater ecosystems around the world. Catastrophic declines in pearly mussel populations in North America and otherExpand
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Adaptations to host infection and larval parasitism in Unionoida
Abstract Freshwater mussel larval parasitism of fish is unique among bivalves. The relationship is primarily phoretic rather than nutritive; only the smallest glochidia and the haustorial larva growExpand
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Growth and longevity in freshwater mussels: evolutionary and conservation implications
  • W. Haag, A. Rypel
  • Biology, Medicine
  • Biological reviews of the Cambridge Philosophical…
  • 1 February 2011
The amount of energy allocated to growth versus other functions is a fundamental feature of an organism's life history. Constraints on energy availability result in characteristic trade‐offs amongExpand
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Biodiversity on the brink: an assessment of conservation strategies for North American freshwater mussels
The North America freshwater mussel fauna has suffered an inordinately high recent extinction rate, and the small size and isolation of many remaining populations portends a continued diminishment ofExpand
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Reduced Survival and Fitness in Native Bivalves in Response to Fouling by the Introduced Zebra Mussel (Dreissena polymorpha) in Western Lake Erie
Fouling by the recently established zebra mussel (Dreissena polymorpha) causes differential effects among bivalve communities. In 3-mo experiments and surveys conducted in western Lake Erie duringExpand
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The role of fecundity and reproductive effort in defining life‐history strategies of North American freshwater mussels
  • W. Haag
  • Biology, Medicine
  • Biological reviews of the Cambridge Philosophical…
  • 1 August 2013
Selection is expected to optimize reproductive investment resulting in characteristic trade‐offs among traits such as brood size, offspring size, somatic maintenance, and lifespan; relative patternsExpand
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A hierarchical classification of freshwater mussel diversity in North America
Aim  North America harbours the most diverse freshwater mussel fauna on Earth. This fauna has high endemism at the continental scale and within individual river systems. Previous faunalExpand
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Variation in fecundity and other reproductive traits in freshwater mussels
SUMMARY 1. Life histories of the highly diverse and endangered North American freshwater mussel fauna are poorly known. We investigated reproductive traits of eight riverine mussel species in AlabamaExpand
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Extreme longevity in freshwater mussels revisited: sources of bias in age estimates derived from mark–recapture experiments
SUMMARY 1. There may be bias associated with mark–recapture experiments used to estimate age and growth of freshwater mussels. Using subsets of a mark–recapture dataset for Quadrula pustulosa, IExpand
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