6926 thumb Freshwater Mussels of the Milwaukee River Basin

This guide is meant to help individuals identify the major species of freshwater mussels that are present in the Milwaukee River Basin. Species were chosen to be included in this guide based off of data collected from a study completed in 2017 by Milwaukee Riverkeeper. Other species may be ...more ↓

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Flutedshell 1
Lasmigona costata
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White Heelsplitter 1
Lasmigona complanata
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Giant Floater 1
Pyganodon grandis
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Elktoe 1
Alasmidonta marginata
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Plain Pocketbook 1
Lampsilis cardium
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Creeper 2
Strophitus undulatus
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Lilliput 1
Toxolasma parvum
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Slippershell Mussel 1
Alasmidonta viridis
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Ellipse 1
Venustaconcha ellipsiformis
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Wabash Pigtoe 1
Fusconaia flava
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Cylindrical Papershell 1
Anodontoides ferussacianus
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Spike 1
Elliptio dilatata
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Fatmucket 1
Lampsilis siliquoidea

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