Field Guide to Freshwater Mussels of the Midwest

Author: Kevin S. Cummings,Christine A. Mayer

Publisher: Natural History Survey

ISBN: 9781882932009

Category: Freshwater mussels

Page: 194

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Ecology and Evolution of the Freshwater Mussels Unionoida

Author: G. Bauer,K. Wächtler

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 3642568696

Category: Science

Page: 396

View: 3709

All those who think that bivalves are boring are in the best company. Karl von Frisch is reported to have turned the pages more quickly in texts where bivalves were treated because, according to him, they literally lack any behaviour. The fact that they can filtrate huge amounts of water, burrow into the sedi ment, actively swim, drill holes into rocks and boats or detect shadows with the aid of pretty blue eyes located on the rim of their mantle obviously left v. Frisch unimpressed. Why, then, a book on the large freshwater mussels (Naiads or Unionoida), which on first sight are much less spectacular than the marine ones? The main reason is that they are keepers of secrets which they reveal only on close and careful inspection. This is not only true for the pearls some species produce and which over centuries have contributed to the treasures of bishops and kings, but particularly for their ecology: their life cycles are linked with those of fishes, some can occur in incredible densities and some can live for more than 100 years. Thus, the presence or absence of naiads in a lake or stream has manifold implications.
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Guide to Reference and Information Sources in the Zoological Sciences

Author: Diane Schmidt

Publisher: Greenwood Publishing Group

ISBN: 9781563089770

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 352

View: 4020

This work is a comprehensive, thoroughly annotated directory filled with hundreds of esteemed resources published in the field of zoology.
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The Freshwater Mussels of Ohio

Author: G. Thomas Watters,Michael Alan Hoggarth,David Honor Stansbery

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Nature

Page: 421

View: 857

Nearly 200 years ago, 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 become 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. The Freshwater Mussels of Ohio by G. Thomas Watters, Michael A. Hoggarth, and David H. Stansbery brings together, for the first time, the most up-to-date research on Ohio's mussels. Designed for the weekend naturalist and scientist alike, it synthesizes recent work on genetics, biology, and systematics into one book. Each species is illustrated to a degree not found in any other work. Full-page color plates 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 a substantive introduction that includes information on basic biology, human use, and conservation issues. Extensive synonymies, a key to all species, and an illustrated glossary are included as well.
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Field Guide to Crayfishes of the Midwest

Author: Christopher A. Taylor,Guenter A. Schuster,Daniel Wylie

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781882932375

Category: Crayfish

Page: 145

View: 7129

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Freshwater Mussels of Florida

Author: James D. Williams,Robert S. Butler,Gary L. Warren,Nathan A. Johnson

Publisher: University of Alabama Press

ISBN: 081731847X

Category: Nature

Page: 498

View: 7148

"Sponsored by Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission."
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Freshwater Mollusks of the World

A Distribution Atlas

Author: Charles Lydeard,Kevin S. Cummings

Publisher: Johns Hopkins University Press

ISBN: 9781421427317

Category: Science

Page: 264

View: 6239

Vinarski, Amy R. Wethington, Thomas Wilke
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Fishes of Indiana

A Field Guide

Author: Thomas P. Simon,Joseph R. Tomelleri

Publisher: Indiana University Press

ISBN: 0253223083

Category: Nature

Page: 345

View: 5310

Indiana has more fish species than any other state north of the Ohio River. This rich variety of fish fauna is on display in this informative and beautifully illustrated guide. From the large freshwater species like the Paddlefish, Lake Sturgeon, and Mooneye, to Great Lakes species like the whitefish, Lake and Brook trout, and Longnose sucker, this book has them all—plus lesser-known species and a few thought to have disappeared from the state. Each species is represented by a descriptive entry containing diagnostic information, conservation status, habitat preferences, diet, reproductive biology, and other facts to assist in identification; a map showing the geographical distribution of the species across Indiana; and a taxonomically accurate and precise illustration.
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A Guide to Sampling Freshwater Mussel Populations

Author: David Lowell Strayer,David R. Smith,David Ross Smith

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Freshwater mussels

Page: 103

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Annual Report

Author: Illinois. Natural History Survey Division

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category:

Page: N.A

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Journal of the Iowa Archeological Society

Author: Iowa Archeological Society

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Indians of North America

Page: N.A

View: 2606

Posted in Indians of North America

Outdoor Illinois

Author: N.A

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Fishing

Page: N.A

View: 5760

Posted in Fishing

Annual Progress Report

Author: N.A

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Agricultural pollution

Page: N.A

View: 9260

Posted in Agricultural pollution

Journal of the Tennessee Academy of Science

Author: Tennessee Academy of Science

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Science

Page: N.A

View: 2402

List of members in each volume.
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Freshwater Mollusk Symposia Proceedings

Author: N.A

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Conservation, Captive Care, and Propagation of Freshwater Mussels Symposium

Page: 274

View: 2374

Posted in Conservation, Captive Care, and Propagation of Freshwater Mussels Symposium