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Empirical data supporting a non-lethal method for characterizing the reproductive status and larval development of freshwater mussels (Bivalvia: Unionida)

Dates

Publication Date
Start Date
2015-01
End Date
2015-12

Citation

Johnson, N.A., and Beaver, C.E., 2019, Empirical data supporting a non-lethal method for characterizing the reproductive status and larval development of freshwater mussels (Bivalvia: Unionida): U.S. Geological Survey data release, https://doi.org/10.5066/P90VU8EN.

Summary

Here we present the data collected during a mark-recapture study on freshwater mussels in Bruce Creek, Walton County, Florida. These data were used to evaluate the non-lethal impacts of a gill sampling protocol to assess gravidity of freshwater mussels. Data were collected every four weeks, or as weather permitted, to be able to monitor the reproductive status of each mussel every month of the year. The dataset includes unique tag numbers to identify specific female mussels captured and recaptured during this study. Genus and species were identified, and the gravidity status was evaluated for each individual mussel.

Contacts

Point of Contact :
Nathan A Johnson
Process Contact :
Nathan A Johnson
Originator :
Nathan A Johnson, Caitlin E Beaver
Metadata Contact :
Caitlin E Beaver
Distributor :
U.S. Geological Survey - ScienceBase
SDC Data Owner :
Wetland and Aquatic Research Center
USGS Mission Area :
Ecosystems

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Purpose

Data were used to evaluate lethal and sub-lethal effects of a gill sampling technique on live mussels to categorize glochidia developmental stages. By capturing, marking, and recapturing specific female mussels, we were able to evaluate the gravidity status of one female mussel throughout the months of the year.

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  • USGS Data Release Products
  • USGS Wetland and Aquatic Research Center

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DOI https://www.sciencebase.gov/vocab/category/item/identifier doi:10.5066/P90VU8EN

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