The Freshwater Mussels of Ohio

The Freshwater Mussels of Ohio

Yet, despite their importance, the mussels of Ohio remain a poorly documented and largely mysterious fauna. This book compiles existing research on Ohio's mussels, synthesizing works on genetics, biology, and systematics into one volume.

Author: G. Thomas Watters

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ISBN: STANFORD:36105132224978

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In the early nineteenth century, a naturalist named Rafinesque stood on the banks of the Ohio River and began to describe the freshwater mussels he found there. Since that time, these animals have earned a place among the most imperiled animals in North America. Dozens of species have become extinct, and it is estimated that two-thirds of the remaining freshwater mussels face a similar fate. Yet, despite their importance, the mussels of Ohio remain a poorly documented and largely mysterious fauna. This book compiles existing research on Ohio's mussels, synthesizing works on genetics, biology, and systematics into one volume. Full-page color images depict shell variation, hinge detail, and beak sculpture. Full-page maps show the distribution of each species based upon the collections of numerous museums, with historical distributions dating from the 1800s. In addition to species accounts, the book has an introductory section that includes information on basic biology, human use, and conservation issues.--adapted from jacket.
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What Makes a Healthy Environment for Native Freshwater Mussels

What Makes a Healthy Environment for Native Freshwater Mussels

Selected Web sites on freshwater mussels Illinois Natural History Survey Mollusk Collection ... Hoggarth , M.A. , 1987 , The freshwater mussels ( Unionidae ) of the upper St. Joseph River basin within Ohio : Final report to the Division ...

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ISBN: UCSD:31822028976728

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North American Freshwater Mussels

North American Freshwater Mussels

Freshwater mussels and water quality: A review of the effects of hydrologic and instream habitat alterations. Pages 261—274 in RA. Tankersley et al., editors. Freshwater Mollusk Symposia proceedings. Ohio Biological Survey, Columbus, ...

Author: Wendell R. Haag

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 9781139560191

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This well-illustrated book highlights freshwater mussels' fabulous diversity, amazing array of often bizarre ecological adaptations and their dire conservation plight. Summarizing and synthesizing historical and contemporary information as well as original research and analysis, the book describes the diverse array of mussel life history strategies and builds a cohesive narrative culminating in the development of explicit frameworks to explain pervasive patterns in mussel ecology. The fascinating and colorful role of mussels in human society is also described in detail, including the little-known pearl button industry of the early 1900s and the wild and often violent shell harvest of the 1990s. The final chapter details humans' efforts to save these fascinating animals and gives a prognosis for the future of the North American fauna. The book provides the first comprehensive review of mussel ecology and conservation for scientists, natural resource professionals, students and natural history enthusiasts.
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An Evaluation of Freshwater Mussels in the Lower Ohio River in Relation to the Olmsted Locks and Dam Project

An Evaluation of Freshwater Mussels in the Lower Ohio River in Relation to the Olmsted Locks and Dam Project

Army Engineer Research and Development Center Cataloging - in - Publication Data Payne , Barry S. An evaluation of freshwater mussels in the lower Ohio River in relation to the Olmsted Locks and Dam Project : 1998 studies / by Barry S.

Author: Barry S. Payne

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ISBN: MINN:31951D01978493X

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An Analysis of Freshwater Mussels Unionidae in the Upper Ohio River Near Huntington West Virginia

An Analysis of Freshwater Mussels  Unionidae  in the Upper Ohio River Near Huntington  West Virginia

Unionidae - Ohio River . 2. Freshwater mussels - Ohio River . 1. Payne Barry S. II . United States . Army . Corps of Engineers . Huntington District . III . U.S. Army Engineer Waterways Experiment Station . IV .

Author: Andrew C. Miller

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ISBN: MINN:31951D019784830

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A survey to assess community characteristics, density, population demography of dominant species, and the likelihood of finding endangered species of freshwater mussels (Unionidae) was conducted in the upper Ohio River (approximate River Miles (RM) 292 to 284) near Huntington, WV, in July 1993. Data were used to analyze impacts of commercial navigation traffic resulting from increased barge traffic on the Ohio River due to projected increases in economic activities. Data collected in 1993 are compared with results collected in October 1992, the first year of this project. A total of 4,700 individuals and 24 species of mussels were collected in the study area using qualitative methods. The fauna was dominated by two thick-shelled species, Elliptio crassidens (54.7 percent) and Quadrula pustulosa pustulosa (18.3 per-cent). Only eight zebra mussels (Dreissena polymorpha) were collected at a bed located at RM 292 (estimated density = 1 .6/sq m) although this species was found at Robert C. Byrd Lock and Dam immediately upriver (RM 279.2). Total density (individuals per square meter) of Unionidae at four beds ranged from 3.6 (+ or - 0.7 standard error of the mean) to 13.4 (+ or - 2.0). Total density of the Asian clam, Corbicuia fluminea, ranged from 65.6 (+ or - 7.1) to 821.1 (+ or - 104.2). Based on quantitative sampling, species diversity and evenness were moderate and ranged from 1.60 to 1.86 and 0.67 to 0.96. Evidence of recent recruitment for most species was low; 3.7 percent of the individuals and 18.7 percent of the species were less than 30 mm in total shell length. (AN).
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Freshwater Mussels of Florida

Freshwater Mussels of Florida

Ecology and Evolution of the Freshwater Mussels Unionoida. Ecological Studies, Volume 145. Springer-Verlag, Berlin. Watters, G.T., M.A. Hoggarth, and D.H. Stansbery. 2009. The freshwater mussels of Ohio. Ohio State University Press, ...

Author: James D. Williams

Publisher: University of Alabama Press

ISBN: 9780817318475

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"Sponsored by Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission."
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Freshwater Mussel Ecology

Freshwater Mussel Ecology

A guide to the freshwater mussels of Ohio. Third edition. Ohio Department of Natural Resources, Columbus OH. 106 pp. Watters, G.T. 1994a. Clubshell (Pleurobema clava) and northern riffleshell (Epio- blasma torulosa rangiana) recovery ...

Author: David L. Strayer

Publisher: Univ of California Press

ISBN: 9780520942523

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Pearly mussels (Unionoidea) live in lakes, rivers, and streams around the world. These bivalves play important roles in freshwater ecosystems and were once both culturally and economically valuable as sources of food, pearls, and mother-of-pearl. Today, however, hundreds of species of these mussels are extinct or endangered. David L. Strayer provides a critical synthesis of the factors that control the distribution and abundance of pearly mussels. Using empirical analyses and models, he assesses the effects of dispersal, habitat quality, availability of fish hosts, adequate food, predators, and parasites. He also addresses conservation issues that apply to other inhabitants of fresh waters around the globe and other pressing issues in contemporary ecology.
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Freshwater Mussel Propagation for Restoration

Freshwater Mussel Propagation for Restoration

The Freshwater Mussels of Ohio. Ohio State University Press, Columbus, OH, USA. Welker, M. and N. Walz. 1998. Can mussels control the plankton in rivers?: a planktological approach applying a Lagrangian sampling strategy.

Author: Matthew A. Patterson

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 9781108445313

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A practical, step-by-step guide to rearing freshwater mussels, one of the most imperiled groups of animals in the world.
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