Freshwater Mollusks of the World

Freshwater Mollusks of the World
Author: Charles Lydeard,Kevin S. Cummings
Publsiher: JHU Press
Total Pages: 255
Release: 2019-04-02
Genre: Science
ISBN: 9781421427324

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The definitive resource on the biology and evolution of freshwater mollusks. There are more species of freshwater mollusks—well over 5,000—than all the mammal species of the world. Freshwater mollusks are also arguably the most endangered fauna on the planet. Yet few references exist for researchers, shell enthusiasts, and general readers who are interested in learning more about these fascinating creatures. In Freshwater Mollusks of the World, Charles Lydeard and Kevin S. Cummings fill that void with contributions from dozens of renowned mollusk experts. Touching on 34 families of freshwater gastropods (snails) and 9 families of freshwater bivalves (mussels and clams), each chapter provides a synthesis of the latest research on the diversity and evolutionary relationships of the family. The book also includes • a look at how evolving DNA sequencing data techniques help shed light on mollusk taxonomy • distribution maps of each family's biogeographic locales • a representative photo and distribution map for each of the freshwater mollusk families • the latest information on each family's conservation status—and how to reverse the habitat destruction, modification, and pollution that threatens it • a discussion of the ecological and economic damages caused by invasive mollusk species, as well as their role as disease vectors Mollusks provide us with amazing biogeographical insights: their ancient fossil record goes back over 500 million years, and their distribution patterns are a reflection of past continental and climate changes. The only comprehensive summary of systematic and biodiversity information on freshwater mollusk families throughout the world, this reference is a must for malacologists, limnologists, ichthyologists, stream ecologists, biogeographers, and conservation biologists. Contributors: Christian Albrecht, Rüdiger Bieler, Bert Van Bocxlaer, David C. Campbell, Stephanie A. Clark, Catharina Clewing, Robert H. Cowie, Kevin S. Cummings, Diana Delicado, Hiroshi Fukuda, Hiroaki Fukumori, Matthias Glaubrecht, Daniel L. Graf, Diego E. Gutiérrez Gregoric, Kenneth A. Hayes, Yasunori Kano, Taehwan Lee, Charles Lydeard, Nathaniel T. Marshall, Paula M. Mikkelsen, Marco T. Neiber, Timea P. Neusser, Winston Ponder, Michael Schrödl, Alena A. Shirokaya, Björn Stelbrink, Carol A. Stepien, Ellen E. Strong, Maxim V. Vinarski, Amy R. Wethington, Thomas Wilke

Investigation and Monetary Values of Fish and Freshwater Mussel Kills

Investigation and Monetary Values of Fish and Freshwater Mussel Kills
Author: Rob Southwick,Andrew J. Loftus
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 165
Release: 2017
Genre: Fish kills
ISBN: 1934874477

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The Ecology of Freshwater Molluscs

The Ecology of Freshwater Molluscs
Author: Robert T. Dillon
Publsiher: Cambridge University Press
Total Pages: 523
Release: 2000-03-09
Genre: Science
ISBN: 9781139426992

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All aspects of the ecology of freshwater molluscs are discussed in this unique volume. Extensively referenced and providing a synthesis of work from the nineteenth century onwards, this book will appeal to professional ecologists, evolutionary biologists and parasitologists interested in these diverse invertebrates.

Freshwater Mussels of Texas

Freshwater Mussels of Texas
Author: Robert G. Howells,Raymond W. Neck,Harold D. Murray,Texas. Inland Fisheries Division
Publsiher: University of Texas Press
Total Pages: 228
Release: 1996-09
Genre: Nature
ISBN: 1885696108

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Species. Freshwater mussels are the most rapidly declining group of animals in North America. This guide represents a first-ofits-kind reference to assist both biologists and naturalists in the identification and study of freshwater mussels. Freshwater Mussels of Texas contains 224 pages with 226 black and white photographs, 144 color photographs and 79 line drawings covering all 52 species found in Texas waters. Introductory sections cover basic anatomy, reproduction.

The Mollusks

The Mollusks
Author: Charles F. Sturm,Timothy A. Pearce,Ángel Valdés
Publsiher: Universal-Publishers
Total Pages: 445
Release: 2006
Genre: Science
ISBN: 9781581129304

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Mollusks have been important to humans since our earliest days. Initially, when humans were primarily interested in what they could eat or use, mollusks were important as food, ornaments, and materials for tools. Over the centuries, as human knowledge branched out and individuals started to study the world around them, mollusks were important subjects for learning how things worked. In this volume, the editors and contributors have brought together a broad range of topics within the field of malacology. It is our expectation that these topics will be of interest and use to amateur and professional malacologists.

Freshwater Mussel Ecology

Freshwater Mussel Ecology
Author: David L. Strayer
Publsiher: Univ of California Press
Total Pages: 217
Release: 2008-06-10
Genre: Science
ISBN: 9780520942523

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Pearly mussels (Unionoidea) live in lakes, rivers, and streams around the world. These bivalves play important roles in freshwater ecosystems and were once both culturally and economically valuable as sources of food, pearls, and mother-of-pearl. Today, however, hundreds of species of these mussels are extinct or endangered. David L. Strayer provides a critical synthesis of the factors that control the distribution and abundance of pearly mussels. Using empirical analyses and models, he assesses the effects of dispersal, habitat quality, availability of fish hosts, adequate food, predators, and parasites. He also addresses conservation issues that apply to other inhabitants of fresh waters around the globe and other pressing issues in contemporary ecology.

Immersion

Immersion
Author: Abbie Gascho Landis
Publsiher: Island Press
Total Pages: 266
Release: 2017-04-13
Genre: Nature
ISBN: 9781610918077

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Abbie Gascho Landis brings readers to a hotbed of mussel diversity, the American Southeast, to seek mussels where they eat, procreate, and, too often, perish. Accompanied often by her husband, a mussel scientist, and her young children, she learned to see mussels on the creekbed, to tell a spectaclecase from a pigtoe, and to worry what vanishing mussels--70 percent of North American species are imperiled--will mean for humans and wildlife alike. Landis shares this journey, traveling from perilous river surveys to dry streambeds and into laboratories where endangered mussels are raised one precious life at a time. Mussels have much to teach us about the health of our watersheds if we step into the creek and take a closer look at their lives. In the tradition of writers like Terry Tempest Williams and Sy Montgomery, Landis gracefully chronicles these untold stories with a veterinarian's careful eye and the curiosity of a naturalist.--

North American Freshwater Mussels

North American Freshwater Mussels
Author: Wendell R. Haag
Publsiher: Cambridge University Press
Total Pages: 523
Release: 2012-08-27
Genre: Nature
ISBN: 9780521199384

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Synthesizes the ecology and natural history of North American freshwater mussels for scientists, natural resource professionals, students and natural history enthusiasts.