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Figure 5. Life history of freshwater mussels. The bottom photo shows the fish “lure” displayed by a gravid female mussel to attract a host fish (Lampsilis reeveiana; photo courtesy of Chris Barnhart, Southwestern Missouri State College, Missouri). The lure of the female Higgins’ eye pearlymussel is similar.
Figure 5. Life history of freshwater mussels. The bottom photo shows the fish “lure” displayed by a gravid female mussel to attract a host fish (Lampsilis reeveiana; photo courtesy of Chris Barnhart, Southwestern Missouri State College, Missouri). The lure of the female Higgins’ eye pearlymussel is similar.
Saving the Higgins' Eye Pearlymussel (Lampsilis higginisii) from Extinction:
2002 Status Report on the Accomplishments of the Mussel Coordination Team

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