Some Phoretic Associations of Macroinvertebrates on Transplanted Federally Endangered Freshwater Mussels

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Benthic macroinvertebrates were washed from nearly 1000 federally endangered freshwater mussels that had been collected from Pennsylvania during a reintroduction project to 2 eastern Illinois streams. Most benthic macroinvertebrates collected were larvae of the Neophylax fuscus, but other caddisflies and segmented worms were also observed. No unoccupied caddisfly cases were observed on live mussels, leaving open the question as to the seasonal fate of these microhabitats after caddisflies pupate and emerge in the Autumn of each year. Unionid mussel shells might modify local-scale species diversity by influencing physical and hydrau lic properties of microhabitats.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)N29-N34
JournalNortheastern Naturalist
Volume24
Issue number4
DOIs
StatePublished - Dec 2017

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Some Phoretic Associations of Macroinvertebrates on Transplanted Federally Endangered Freshwater Mussels. / Robinson, Jason L.; Wetzel, Mark J.; Tiemann, Jeremy S.

In: Northeastern Naturalist, Vol. 24, No. 4, 12.2017, p. N29-N34.

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