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Texas Parks and Wildlife Mussel collection

This collection of freshwater mussels of Texas was gathered by TPWD under the guidance of Robert Howells.

The collection is being curated, specimens have been imaged and source localities are georeferenced.

The material provides an excellent view of biodiversity of these mussels. Mussels are also very susceptible to pollution, tracking their health is thus also tracking the health of Texas rivers.


NPL15527 Southern mapleleaf
NPL15527 Quadrula operculata [Southern mapleleaf]
Elm Fork, Trinity River below Ray Roberts Reservoir
September 1993



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