New Annotated List of Vermont's Freshwater Mussels

You can now download an annotated checklist of the freshwater mussels of Vermont. This list includes information on range, conservation status, and morphology, and other key identification factors.

Download an annotated list of Vermont's freshwater mussels

Posted on July 28, 2017 13:16 by kpmcfarland kpmcfarland | 0 comments | Leave a comment
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Freshwater mussels are recognized as the most endangered group of aquatic organisms in North America, a hotspot for world mussel diversity, with over two-thirds of species considered extinct, endangered, or in need of special protection.

In Vermont, 10 of the 18 native species, or 55%, are listed under the state endangered species law, and several others are considered rare. One ...more ↓

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