Freshwater mussels of the family Unionidae
have fared poorly despite dam removals in the Middle Cuyahoga River made to improve water quality and appearance for recreational use.
Site designation, tributary name, county of sampled site, upstream geographical positioning system (GPS) coordinates, downstream GPS coordinates, and date of sampling for freshwater mussels (Family Unionidae
) in this study.
It was in Alabama where I was first introduced to the biology of freshwater mussels in the family Unionidae
(translates into pearl animals).
Abbreviations and Footnotes U-U Order Unionida, Family Unionidae
(1) U-M O U., Family Margaritiferidae (2) U-T O.
North American freshwater mussels in the family Unionidae
represent a diverse and ecologically important group (Parmalee & Bogan 1998).
Texas fawnsfoot, Truncilla macrodon, is a rare unionid mussel (family Unionidae
) endemic to the Brazos and Colorado rivers of central Texas (Howells et al., 1996, 1997).
Protoanodonta conchae Delvene and Araujo has been defined as a new genus and a new species of the Family Unionidae
(Order Unionoida), from the Lower Cretaceous.
Water mites of the genus Unionicola (Acari: Unionicolidae) are common symbionts of freshwater mussels of the family Unionidae
. Their life cycle is complex and includes larvae that leave a host mussel and undergo a brief parasitic phase with chironomid dipterans.
Freshwater mussels (family Unionidae
) are among the most threatened of Ohio's aquatic fauna.
-- This study examined diversity and abundance of freshwater mussels (Family Unionidae
) in the Sabine River and an old channel of the river that occur within the boundaries of the Old Sabine Bottom Wildlife Management Area (OSBWMA) of the Texas Parks and Wildlife Department (TPWD).
The best know elements of the fauna are the freshwater mussels belonging to the family Unionidae
Native freshwater mussels (Family Unionidae
) have historically been abundant and diverse in North America (Williams et al., 1993).
Lotic freshwater mussels (Family Unionidae
) of the Angelina and Davy Crockett National Forests of east Texas.
The freshwater molluscan record of the uppermost Cretaceous is replete with numerous localities containing species-rich assemblages of highly sculptured freshwater unionids (Family Unionidae
First, like other members of the family Unionidae
, where 70% of the 270 species known from North America are considered imperiled (Williams and Neves, 1995), little is known about the life history, fish hosts, glochidial morphology or demographics of L.