The Care of Freshwater Mussels
Freshwater mussels filter water at the rate of several gallons per day, they provide food for animals and indicate good water quality by their presence. Yet over half of mussel species are endangered and dams, human land use and exotic mussel species...
These families belong to two different evolutionary lineages (freshwater mussels
and freshwater clams), and the two groups are not closely related. Freshwater ...
Freshwater mussels are mollusks and are similar to their marine clam and oyster
cousins. They have two shells connected by a hinge-like ligament. Around the ...
There are over 300 different kinds of freshwater mussels in the United States and
Canada. Their shells come in many different colors and textures. You can find ...
Freshwater Mussels are important. North America once had 300 species of native
mussels. It was the most diverse mussel fauna on earth. Unfortunately, 38 of ...
Dec 28, 2006 ... Click on the mussel above to go to the Field Guide to Freshwater Mussels and
find out more information about this species. A different species ...
Freshwater Mussels of the. Pacific Northwest. Ethan Jay Nedeau, Allan K. Smith,
Jen Stone, and Sarina Jepsen. 2009. SECOND EDITION ...
The constant flow of water also removes waste materials that would be toxic to
the mussels. The best substrate for fresh-water mussels is a combination of silt, ...
Freshwater mussels are bivalves similar to oysters, clams, and their tastier
marine cousins. Unlike these other bivalves, freshwater mussels live in our local
the streams and lakes of Michigan: freshwater mussels. (Unionidae), fingernail or
pea clams (Sphaeriidae),. Asian clams (Corbiculidae), and zebra and quagga.