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Characterizing the early life history of an imperiled freshwater mussel (Ptychobranchus jonesi)

Dates

Start Date
2015-02-02
End Date
2015-06-08
Publication Date

Citation

McLeod, J.M., Jelks, H., Pursifull, S., and Johnson, N.A., 2016, Characterizing the early life history of an imperiled freshwater mussel (Ptychobranchus jonesi): U.S. Geological Survey data release, https://doi.org/10.5066/F7FT8J5T.

Summary

Conservation of imperiled species is frequently challenged by insufficient knowledge of life history and the environmental factors that affect various life stages. The larvae (glochidia) of most freshwater mussels in the family Unionidae are obligate ectoparasites of fishes. We describe the early life history of the federally endangered Southern Kidneyshell, Ptychobranchus jonesi, and compare methods for estimating fecundity and conducting host trials on conglutinate-producing mussel species. Both the glochidial inoculation baths and direct feeding of conglutinates to Percina nigrofasciata, Etheostoma edwini, and Etheostoma fusiforme resulted in successful metamorphosis to the juvenile life stage. Ptychobranchus jonesi glochidia did [...]

Contacts

Point of Contact :
Nathan A Johnson
Originator :
John M Mcleod, Howard L Jelks, Sandra Pursifull, Nathan A Johnson
Metadata Contact :
Matthew J Cannister
Distributor :
USGS ScienceBase Team
USGS Mission Area :
Ecosystems
SDC Data Owner :
Wetland and Aquatic Research Center

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Purpose

Data were obtained to better understand the early life history of Ptychobranchus jonesi.

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