Conservation Status of Freshwater Mussels of the United States and Canada

  title={Conservation Status of Freshwater Mussels of the United States and Canada},
  author={James D. Williams and Melvin L. Warren and Kevin S Cummings and John L. Harris and Richard J. Neves},
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 also provides state and provincial distributions; a comprehensive review of the conservation status of all taxa; and references on biology, conservation, and distribution of freshwater mussels. The list includes 297 native freshwater mussels, of which 213 taxa (71.7%) are considered endangered, threatened, or… 
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