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2005 Highlights: Possible fish predation of subadult Higgins eye was observed in the Upper Mississippi River, Pools 2 and 4.

Subadult Higgins eye pearlymussels

Subadult Higgins eye pearlymussels

Subadult Higgins eye pearlymussels (Lampsilis higginsii) from the Upper Mississippi River, Pools 2 and 4.  Shell damage may be due to predation by fish (i.e. common carp or freshwater drum).  Top photo by Mike Davis, Minnesota Department of Natural Resources; bottom photo by Gary Wege, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service. 


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Last updated on December 21, 2006
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