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Distribution of extant populations of Quadrula mitchelli (false spike)

Ellipsaria

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Abstract

The False Spike, Quadrula mitchelli (Simpson 1896), is a rare species of mussel endemic to Central Texas and the Rio Grande drainage (Howells 2010). This species was thought to have been extinct until the discovery of several live individuals in the Guadalupe River and a fresh dead individual in the San Saba River in 2011 (Randklev et al. 2012; Randklev et al. in press). Since then, this species has been reported at several other locations within its historic range (Sowards et al. in press; Tsakiris and Randklev 2013; Mabe and Kennedy 2013). Here, we report on the current known distribution of this species.

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Publication type:
Article
Publication Subtype:
Journal Article
Title:
Distribution of extant populations of Quadrula mitchelli (false spike)
Series title:
Ellipsaria
Volume
15
Issue:
3
Year Published:
2013
Language:
English
Publisher:
Freshwater Mollusk Conservation Society
Publisher location:
St. Peters, MO
Contributing office(s):
Southeast Ecological Science Center
Description:
4 p.
Larger Work Type:
Article
Larger Work Subtype:
Journal Article
Larger Work Title:
Ellipsaria
First page:
18
Last page:
21
Number of Pages:
4
Country:
United States
State:
Texas