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Observations on burrowing rates and comments on host specificity in the endangered mussel Lampsilis higginsi

Journal of Freshwater Ecology

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Abstract

In preliminary laboratory studies, the endangered mussel Lampsilis higginsi was unable to burrow into rocky substrates, but did burrow into substrates comprised of silt, clay, sand, and/or pebble-gravel. Burrowing times were shortest in silt and longest in pebble-gravel. As judged by longevity of glochidial infection, walleye (Stizostedion vitreum) and largemouth bass (Micropterus salmoides) may be suitable hosts for the parasitic stage. When glochidia were placed in water without host fish, half had died after 48 hours, and all had died after 72 hours. (DBO).

Additional Publication Details

Publication type:
Article
Publication Subtype:
Journal Article
Title:
Observations on burrowing rates and comments on host specificity in the endangered mussel Lampsilis higginsi
Series title:
Journal of Freshwater Ecology
Volume
2
Issue:
6
Year Published:
1984
Language:
English
Publisher:
Univ. Arkansas at Pine Bluff Dep. Agric.
Publisher location:
Pine Bluff, AR
Contributing office(s):
Upper Midwest Environmental Sciences Center
Description:
pp. 555-559
Larger Work Type:
Article
Larger Work Subtype:
Journal Article
Larger Work Title:
Journal of Freshwater Ecology
First page:
555
Last page:
559
Number of Pages:
5