Re: NANFA-- IL-IN Chapter's autumn trip, Sun Oct 5

Jeremy Tiemann (
Mon, 6 Oct 2003 11:45:23 -0500

Snorkeling above water... the water was crystal clear, so I just kind
of wandered and picked anything that resembled a mussel. There were
a few other species of mussels that I did not find alive but found

>That's a pretty good mussel list for two stops in one day, I'm
>impressed! Was it a riffle system or was someone snorkeling?
>Inquiring minds want to know...
>--Bruce Stallsmith
>Huntsville, AL, US of A
>>we also encountered a 12 freshwater mussel species...
>>elktoe (Alasmidonta marginata)
>>flutedshell (Lasmigona costata)
>>giant floater (Pyganodon grandis)
>>creeper (Strophitus undulatus)
>>threeridge (Amblema plicata)
>>Wasbash pigtoe (Fusconaia flava)
>>pimpleback (Quadrula pustulosa)
>>pistolgrip (Tritogonia verrucosa)
>>plain pocketbook (Lampsilis caridum)
>>wavyrayed lampmussel (Lampsilis fasciola) - a state listed species
>>fat mucket (L. siliquoidea)
>>lilliput (Toxolasma parvus)

Jeremy Tiemann
Biological Field Assistant
Illinois Natural History Survey
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