Mantle displays of freshwater mussels elicit attacks from fish

@article{Haag1999MantleDO,
  title={Mantle displays of freshwater mussels elicit attacks from fish},
  author={Wendell R. Haag and Melvin L. Warren},
  journal={Freshwater Biology},
  year={1999},
  volume={42},
  pages={35-40}
}
1. Gravid females of some North American freshwater mussel species (Bivalvia: Unionidae) display highly modified mantle margins and other reproductive structures which mimic small fish, terrestrial insects, or aquatic macro-invertebrates. We report the responses of fish to these lures, based on the results of laboratory encounters between the following pairs of displaying mussels and fishes: Lampsilis cardium and Micropterus coosae; L. perovalis and M. coosae; and Villosa nebulosa and Percina… Expand

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