freshwater mussel


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Noun1.freshwater mussel - bivalve mollusk abundant in rivers of central United Statesfreshwater mussel - bivalve mollusk abundant in rivers of central United States
mussel - marine or freshwater bivalve mollusk that lives attached to rocks etc.
pearly-shelled mussel - the pearly lining of the dark shells is a source of mother-of-pearl
thin-shelled mussel - mussel with thin fragile shells having only rudimentary hinge teeth
Dreissena polymorpha, zebra mussel - inch long mollusk imported accidentally from Europe; clogs utility inlet pipes and feeds on edible freshwater mussels
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The importance of aquatic pollution as a major, uncontrolled, and unregulated source of harm to freshwater mussel species also underlines the importance of the interaction of the CWA and the ESA for the protection of aquatic species in general.
It represents real hope that substantial numbers of the molluscs can be reintroduced to bolster these important freshwater mussel populations.
Members of the American Fisheries Society present a guide for natural resource professionals who investigate fish and freshwater mussel kills and assess monetary damages of such events.
Quadrula aurea is a freshwater mussel (Mollusca: Unionidae) species endemic to the waters of central Texas with a subrectangular to broadly elliptical or oblong, moderately thick shell (Howells et al.
Uptake and body distribution of chlorinated phenolic in the freshwater mussel, Anodonta atina L.
An understanding of the roles presently played by local habitat conditions in the current distribution of freshwater mussels may support the identification of feasible approaches for restoring degraded freshwater mussel habitats in floodplains.
Gerry Dinkins, of the University of Tennessee, will make a presentation which will focus on Tennessees freshwater mussel fauna.
If we can maintain healthy diverse freshwater mussel communities in our rivers, then we know we are doing a good job of protecting water quality too, and clean water is important to us all.
Effect of sampling effort on the efficiency of the timed search method for sampling freshwater mussel communities.
The objective of this study was to investigate if lowhead dams (< 4 m in height) have affected the freshwater mussel fauna in the Vermilion River basin (Wabash River drainage), Illinois.