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Artificial infestation of largemouth bass and walleye with glochidia of Lampsilis ventricosa (Pelecypoda: Unionidae)

Freshwater Invertebrate Biology

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Abstract

The unionid mussel Lampsilis ventricosa is a bundant in the upper Mississippi River and provides a model for studies related to recovery of the endangered Higgins' eye mussel (Lampsilis higginsi). We tested the suitability of two species of fish species as hosts for glochidia of L. ventricosa. Laboratory-reared largemouth bass (Micropterus salmoides) and walleyes (Stizostedion vitreum) were artificially infested with the glochidia of L. ventricosa and held separately in two flowthrough tanks for 21 days. Tank bottoms were siphoned daily, and the materials collected were examined for detached glochidia and metamorphosed juveniles. Juveniles were found in both tanks from day 13 post-exposure through day 20, indicating that largemouth bass and walleyes are suitable hosts for the glochidia of L. ventricosa.

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Publication type:
Article
Publication Subtype:
Journal Article
Title:
Artificial infestation of largemouth bass and walleye with glochidia of Lampsilis ventricosa (Pelecypoda: Unionidae)
Series title:
Freshwater Invertebrate Biology
Volume
4
Issue:
3
Year Published:
1985
Language:
English
Publisher:
Society for Freshwater Science
Publisher location:
Waco, TX
Contributing office(s):
Upper Midwest Environmental Sciences Center
Description:
2 p.
Larger Work Type:
Article
Larger Work Subtype:
Journal Article
Larger Work Title:
Freshwater Invertebrate Biology
First page:
152
Last page:
153
Country:
United States
Other Geospatial:
Upper Mississippi River