mussels, unionids, unionidae, ditches, Missouri River floodplain
A survey of ditches in the Missouri River floodplain in southwestern Iowa and northwestern Missouri resulted in the recovery of nine unionid mollusk species. The floodplain ditches may provide valuable habitat for mussels in a region that has suffered a tremendous decrease in productive aquatic habitats over the past sixty-eight years. Additional survey activity is needed to determine the complete inventory of unionid mollusks in the area.
Journal of the Iowa Academy of Science
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"The Unionid Mussels (Mollusca: Bivalvia: Unionidae) Of Missouri River Floodplain Ditches in Fremont County Southwestern Iowa and Atchison and Holt Counties Northwestern Missouri,"
The Journal of the Iowa Academy of Science: JIAS: Vol. 112:
, Article 7.
Available at: http://scholarworks.uni.edu/jias/vol112/iss3/7