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Title:Illinois Route 53/120 Mollusk Surveys
Author(s):Douglass, Sarah A.; Dreslik, Michael J.; Phillips, Christopher A.
Subject(s):Freshwater mollusks
Chicago Region
Lake County
Illinois State Toll Highway Authority
Illinois State Toll Highway Authority
Geographic Coverage:Illinois
Abstract:EXECUTIVE SUMMARY•Sampled 14 sites in total: 9 sites on 4 streams within the Des Plaines River basin, 4 sites on Squaw Creek (Fox River basin), and 1 site on the Des Plaines (Illinois River basin)•Spent 27 person-hours sampling with an average of 2.4 mussels collected per hour•Recorded the following species:▷ Giant Floater, Pyganodon grandis (n=31, 47%), most common▷ Lilliput, Toxolasma parvum (n=23, 35%)▷ White Heelsplitter, Lasmigona complanata (n=7, 11%)▷ Fatmucket, Lampsilis siliquoidea (n=5, 8%)•Two live individuals and one relict shell of the exotic Zebra Mussel (Dreissena polymorpha) were found in Buffalo Creek and the Des Plaines River at Route 120, respectively•Fresh dead individuals of the exotic Chinese Mystery Snail (Cipangopaludina chinensis) were present at Countryside Lake
Issue Date:2016-03-16
Publisher:Illinois Natural History Survey
Series/Report:Technical Report INHS 2016 (14)
Genre:Technical Report
Publication Status:unpublished
Peer Reviewed:not peer reviewed
Sponsor:Illinois State Toll Highway Authority
Rights Information:This document is a product of the Illinois Natural History Survey, and has been selected and made available by the Illinois Natural History Survey and the University Library, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. It is intended solely for noncommercial research and educational use, and proper attribution is requested.
Date Available in IDEALS:2016-05-09

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