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The primary objective of our research was to assess population size and range of Ligumia nasuta, the Eastern Pond mussel in the Cuyahoga River watershed. We conclude that the Eastern Pond mussel may be all but gone from the East Branch and West Branch Cuyahoga Rivers, but may persist in better numbers in Portage County. Further studies are required before the sustainability of this species can be fully assessed.

Publication Date

9-6-2012

Disciplines

Ecology and Evolutionary Biology | Life Sciences | Population Biology | Terrestrial and Aquatic Ecology

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Student Researchers: Rachel Andrikanich; Stephanie Sredniawa

Faculty Advisor: Bob Krebs, Ph.D.

Status of the State-endangered Mussel, Ligumia Nasuta, in the Upper Cuyahoga River

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