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Habitats

Images of local mussel habitats are shown by general type- lakes, ponds, and rivers. Each locality is identified, and species known to be present are listed as links to their species accounts.

Ponds

A body of water with a forest-lined shore.
Locality:  Black Pond, Woodstock Valley, CTSpeciesElliptio complanataPyganodon cataractaLampsilis radiata
A body of water seen through the branches of foliage on the near shore.
Locality: Brunnel's Pond, Peqonnock River, CTSpecies: Elliptio complanataPyganodon cataracta

 

Rivers, Creeks and Brooks

A body of water seen from a position on the near shore. The far shore has trees with colorful autumn foliage.
Locality:  Housatonic River, New Milford, CTSpeciesAlasmidonta undulataElliptio complanataLampsilis radiataPyganodon cataracta
A narrow creek with colorful vegetation and green bushes along both banks.
Locality:  Norwalk River, Ridgefield, CTSpeciesElliptio complanata, Pyganodon cataracta
A narrow creek with trees and green bushes along both banks.
Locality:  Salmon River, Granby, CTSpeciesMargaritifera margaritifera
A narrow river with rapids, with a rocky bank on one side and a tree-lined bank on the other.
Locality:  Salmon River, Granby, CTSpeciesMargaritifera margaritifera
A body of water seen from a position on the near shore. The far shore has trees with colorful foliage.
Locality:  Naugatuck River, Derby, CTSpeciesCorbicula fluminea, Pyganodon cataracta
A body of water seen from a position on the near shore.
Locality:  Neversink River, near Otisville, NYSpeciesAlasmidonta heterodon
A shallow body of water seen from a position on the near shore.
Locality:  Lamington River, Branchburg, Somerset Co., NJSpeciesAlasmidonta undulata, Alasmidonta varicosa, Elliptio complanata, Pyganodon cataracta
A narrow river with rapids and tree-lined banks with lush green leaves.
Locality:  Ken Lockwood Gorge Wildlife Management Area, S. branch of the Raritan River, Lebanon Township, Hunterdon Co., NJSpeciesElliptio complanata
A  river with tree-lined banks with lush green leaves.
Locality:  S. branch of the Raritan River, Lebanon Township, Hunterdon Co., NJSpeciesElliptio complanata
A narrow creek with marshy low green vegetation along the immediate banks and tall trees slightly recessed from the banks.
Locality:  Pompeston Creek, Cinnaminson/Riverton border, Burlington Co., NJSpeciesElliptio complanata, Ligumia nasuta, Pyganodon cataracta
A body of water seen through the branches of foliage on the near shore.
Locality:  Pompeston Creek, Cinnaminson/Riverton border, Burlington Co., NJSpeciesElliptio complanata, Ligumia nasuta, Pyganodon cataracta
A narrow creek with trees along both banks.
Locality:  Stony Brook, Pennington, Mercer Co., NJ. SpeciesAlasmidonta undulata, Alasmidonta varicosa, Elliptio complanata, Strophitus undulatus, Pyganodon cataracta
Trees reflected in the water of a shallow body of water.
Locality:  Stony Brook, Pennington, Mercer Co., NJ. SpeciesAlasmidonta undulata, Alasmidonta varicosa, Elliptio complanata, Strophitus undulatus, Pyganodon cataracta

 

Lakes

A long narrow boat dock jutting into a wide body of water with trees in the distance along the shore.
Locality:  Washining Lake, Salisbury, CTSpeciesElliptio complanataDreissena polymorphaPyganodon cataracta