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Title:Freshwater mollusk sampling along the southern I-294 corridor.
Author(s):Douglass, Sarah A.; Phillips, Christopher A.; Dreslik, Michael J.
Subject(s):Freshwater Mussels, Mollusks, Streams, Chicago, Urbanization, Illinois Toll Highway Authority
Geographic Coverage:Illinois
Abstract:Sampled 8 sites at 6 stream crossings• Spent 13.5 person-hours surveying (average of 2.3 mussels collected/hr)• Encountered 31 live individuals of 3 mussel species• Only 2 of the 8 sites had mussels• Recorded the following species:▷Giant Floater, Pyganodon grandis (n=29, 94%), most common▷Paper Pondshell, Utterbackia imbecillus (n=1, 3%)▷Lilliput, Toxolasma parvum (n=1, 3%)▷One native snail, Liver Elimia, Elimia livescens, was abundant in Salt Creek• Invasive Asian Clams, Corbicula fluminea, were common at sites▷Upstream reach of I-294 to Bemis Woods littered with relict shells of native unionids
Issue Date:2016-01-15
Publisher:Illinois Natural History Survey
Series/Report:Technical Report INHS 2016 (05)
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Publication Status:unpublished
Peer Reviewed:not peer reviewed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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