Western Freshwater Mussel Database
The Xerces Society and the Confederated Tribes of the Umatilla Indian Reservation have compiled a database of western freshwater mussel records for the following species and clades: Anodonta californiensis/nuttalliana, A. oregonensis/kennerlyi, Gonidea angulata, and Margaritifera falcata. Copies of this database are available to researchers upon request.
For a full list of contributors and data sources used for this database, click here.
Collecting & Surveying
Links and Other Resources
- Xerces Society: Western Freshwater Mussels – a directory of information on the subject with links to IUCN profiles, guides, and resources.
- Native Freshwater Mussels in the Pacific Northwest – A citizen scientists guide to stewardship and environmental education for community-based organizations
- Unio Gallery, Missouri State University, featuring photographs and videos intended to encourage interest in the freshwater pearly mussels (Unionoida) and promote the conservation of endangered species.
- Aquatic Epidemiology and Conservation Laboratory, NC State University
- Freshwater Mussels, King County, WA
- Illinois Natural History Survey Mollusk Collection
- Freshwater Mussel Host Database hosted by Illinois Natural History Survey
- Montana Natural Heritage Program: Aquatic Ecology
- Freshwater Mussels of the Upper Mississippi River System, USFWS
- Mussel Mania: How Streamflow Affects Freshwater Mussels Over Long Periods of Time, Freshwater Natural Inquirer, vol. 18, No. 1
Russell the Mussel, Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University
- Glossary of Terms used to describe mussel structure, classification, biology, and life history