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Title: Cumberlandian Mollusk Conservation Program. Activity 3: identification of fish hosts. [Conradilla caelata; Quadrula intermedia; Epioblasma brevidens; Epioblasma capsaeformis; Epioblasma triquetra; Quadrula cylindrica; Carunculina moesta]

A key element of the Cumberlandian Mollusk Conservation Program undertaken by TVA in 1979 was the determination of fish hosts of Cumberlandian mussel species unique to the Tennessee River drainage and especially the species whose habitat would be inundated by completion of Columbia Dam on the Duck River, Tennessee. Principal emphasis was placed on the birdwing pearly mussel, Conradilla caelata and the Cumberland monkeyface, Quadrula intermedia - two federally listed endangered species with limited distributions outside the proposed inundation zone of the Duck River. Additional species studied included three species of the genus Epioblasma (E. brevidens, E. capsaeformis, and E. triquetra), Quadrula cylindrica, Villosa iris, and Carunculina moesta. Experimental glochidial infection of 55 fish species resulted in the establishment of the following mussel-fish host relationships: Conradilla caelata - Etheostoma zonale; Quadrule intermedia - Hybopsis dissimilis, Hybopsis insignis; Epioblasma brevidens - Etheostoma blennioides, Etheostoma maculatum, Etheostoma rufilineatum, Etheostoma simoterum, Percina caprodes, Cottus carolinae; Epioblasma capsaeformis - Etheostoma maculatum, Etheostoma rufilineatum, Percina sciera, Cottus carolinae; Epioblasma triquetra - Percina caprodes, Cottus carolinae; Quadrula cylindrica - Notropis galacturus, Notropis spilopterus, Hybopsis amblops; and Carunculina moesta - Lepomis cyanellus, Lepomis megalotis.
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Publication Date:
OSTI Identifier:
5328145
Report Number(s):
TVA/ONRED/AWR-86/17
ON: DE86901705
Resource Type:
Technical Report
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Research Org:
Tennessee Valley Authority, Norris (USA). Div. of Services and Field Operations
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
54 ENVIRONMENTAL SCIENCES; 13 HYDRO ENERGY; MUSSELS; ECOLOGY; RIVERS; TENNESSEE VALLEY REGION; ENDANGERED SPECIES; FISHES; HABITAT; PARASITES; TENNESSEE; ANIMALS; AQUATIC ORGANISMS; FEDERAL REGION IV; INVERTEBRATES; MOLLUSCS; NORTH AMERICA; STREAMS; SURFACE WATERS; USA; VERTEBRATES 520500* -- Environment, Aquatic-- Site Resource & Use Studies-- (-1989); 130600 -- Hydro Energy-- Environmental Aspects