NANFA-- kentucky mussels

geoff (
01 Feb 2004 19:41:39 -0500

There was an interesting article in my local paper today that I thought
I would pass on -

It's an article about the Center for Mollusk Conservation, which is
located not too far from my house. It appeared in the sports section,
which was another surprise

One of the sidebars mentions kentucky mollusk guide and gives info for
ordering - Seems like a deal at $6 for 62 pages with a color photo for
all 100 species. The info is buried in another link, so I copied it to
the end of this message.

There are a couple of other books that might be of interest, including
fish in the lower green river drainage and one on the fish of the dix

Here's the link:

Geoff Kimber

A Guide to the Freshwater Mussels of Kentucky

A Guide to the Freshwater Mussels of Kentucky, by Ronald G. Cicerello
and Guenter A. Schuster, is the state's only complete reference to this
diverse and highly imperiled group of aquatic organisms.

The 81/2-by-11-inch softcover is 62 pages, including an index of
scientific names, and provides information on more than 100 mussel
species documented from Kentucky.

Published by the Kentucky State Nature Preserves Commission, the guide
has introductory text on mussel biology, anatomy, life history, the
importance of mussels, their conservation and guidance on making field

Each species of mussel profiled is listed by its common name and
scientific name, with a color photograph, and information on shell
description, habitat, distribution, similar species and conservation

A Guide to the Freshwater Mussels of Kentucky sells for $6 a copy,
including tax, shipping and handling. This is an excellent publication
for biology students, and nature buffs.

To order a copy write: Publications, Kentucky State Nature Preserves
Commission, 801 Schenkel Lane, Frankfort, Ky 40601-1403, or telephone
(502) 573-2886. Checks should be made payable to Kentucky State
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