The zebra mussel was inadvertently introduced to the United States and is now spreading rapidly, impacting native fish species, as well as clogging power plant intakes. Boaters, anglers, and waterfowl hunters can help prevent further spread of...
Close up view of a birdwing pearly mussel. For more information go to http://fwie.fw.vt.edu/WWW/esis/lists/e404017.htm
The species is endangered wherever found
including the States of Alabama, Tennessee and Virginia.
A closeup view of a fanshell mussel found in the Ohio River near Williamstown, WV. On June 21, 1990 the fanshell was designated as endangered throughout its entire range in Alabama, Illinois, Indiana, Kentucky, Ohio, Tennessee, Virginia, and West...
Lesage Island in the Ohio River provides habitat for the endangered pink mucket pearlymussel.
For more information about threatened and endangered mussels visit http://www.fws.gov/midwest/endangered/clams/mussels.html