Reassessing Enigmatic Mussel Declines in the United States
- BiologyFreshwater Mollusk Biology and Conservation
The characteristics, spatial occurrence, timing, and potential causes of enigmatic mussel declines are reviewed and it is suggested that enigmatic declines represent a distinct, diagnosable phenomenon.
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Changing Perspectives on Pearly Mussels, North America's Most Imperiled Animals
Pearly mussel research has begun to benefit from and contribute to current ideas about suspension feeding, life-history theory, metapopulations, flow refuges, spatial patterning and its effects, and management of endangered species.
Common and scientific names of aquatic invertebrates from the United States and Canada : Mollusks
- Environmental Science
Threats to Imperiled Freshwater Fauna
Threats to imperiled freshwater fauna in the U.S. were assessed through an experts survey addressing anthropogenic stressors and their sources. Specifically, causes of historic declines and current…
Freshwater Bivalve Extinctions (Mollusca: Unionoida): A Search for Causes
The freshwater bivalves (Mollusca: Order Unionoida) are classified in six families and about 165 genera worldwide and a number of these endangered species are functionally extinct (individuals of a species surviving but not reproducing).
Conservation Status of Freshwater Mussels of the United States and Canada
- Geography, Biology
The American Fisheries Society herein provides a list of all native freshwater mussels (families Margaritiferidae and Unionidae) in the United States and Canada and a comprehensive review of the conservation status of all taxa.
A Survey of the Freshwater Mussels (Bivalvia: Unionidae) of the Sangamon River Basin, Illinois
The freshwater mussel fauna of the Green River and its tributaries in Illinois has not been investigated previously. During the present study 29 mainstem and tributary stations were sampled,…