Mussels

ff_fossilrock.jpg (24618 bytes)Floyds Fork supports an abundant, highly diversified mussel fauna.  The overall number of species and large number of individuals of each species of mussels indicates a stream that has a high water quality and a bivalve population that is both healthy and stable. Below is a list of the different types of mussels observed in the Floyds Fork area.  There are no pictures of the mussels found in Floyds Fork due to the difficulty involved in photographing fauna so small and dispersed.

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Lasmigona complanata

Andonta grandis

Alasmidonta viridis

Strophitis undulatus

Lampsilis teres luteola

Asian Clam (Corbicula manilensis)

Clubshell (Pleurobema clava)

Crayfish (Orconectes sp.)

Amphipods

Snails (Goniobasis sp.)

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