Table Bc02: Numbers and Relative Abundance of Living Naiades Found in the Meramec River

Table Bc02: Numbers and Relative Abundance of Living Naiades Found in the Meramec River

USGS Code #07140102) and some of its major tributaries. (Buchanan 1980)
Species Meramec River Huzzah Ck. Courtois Ck. Dry Fork
No. % No. % No. % No. %
Cumberlandia monodonta (Spectacle case) 456 4.8            
Anodonta imbecillis (Paper pond shell) 5 0         3 1.1
Anodonta g. grandis (Floater) 156 0         28 10.6
Anodonta grandis corpulenta (Stout floater) 35 0            
Anodontoides ferussacianus (Cylindrical paper-shell) 0 0            
Strophitus u. undulatus (Squaw foot) 88 0         8 3
Alasmidonta marginata (Elk-toe) 28 0     16 6.8    
Alasmidonta viridis (Slipper-shell) 21 0     9 3.8    
Arcidens confragosus (Rock pocketbook) 11 0            
Simpsonaias ambigua (Salamander mussel) 0 0            
Lasmigona complanata (White heel-splitter) 16 0         12 4.5
Lasmigona costata (Fluted shell) 40 0         2 0.8
Megalonaias nervosa (Washboard) 585 0            
Tritogonia verrucosa (Buckhorn) 9 0            
Quadrula quadrula (Maple-leaf) 80 0            
Quadrula metanevra (Monkey-face) 33 0            
Quadrula pustulosa (Pimple-back) 545 0            
Amblema p. plicata (Three-ridge) 2094 0         25 9.4
Fusconaia ebena (Ebony shell) 4 0            
Fusconaia flava (Pig toe) 216 0     3 1.3    
Cyconaias tuberculata (Purple warty-back) 78 0            
Plethobasus cyphyus (Bullhead) 39 0            
Pleurobema coccineum (Round pig-toe) 225 0            
Elliptio c. crassidens (Elephant's ear) 0 0            
Elliptio dilatata (Lady-finger) 513 0            
Obliquaria reflexa (Three-horned warty-back) 33 0            
Actinonaias ligamentina carinata (Mucket) 2441 0            
Venustaconcha e. ellipsiformis (Ellipse) 92 0 1 1.3 26 11 5 1.9
Plagiola lineolata (Butterfly) 82 0            
Truncilla truncata (Deer-toe) 64 0            
Truncilla donaciformis (Fawn's foot) 9 0            
Leptodea leptodon (Scale shell) 9 0            
Leptodea fragilis (Fragile paper-shell) 37 0         6 2.3
Potamilus alatus (Pink heel-splitter) 304 0         7 2.6
Potamilus ohiensis (Fragile heel-splitter) 18 0            
Toxolasma parvus (Lilliput mussel) 0 0         4 1.5
Ligumia recta (Black sand-shell) 126 0            
Ligumia subrostrata (Pond mussel) 0 0         3 1.1
Lampsilis t. teres (Slough sand-shell) 60 0            
Lampsilis teres anodontoides (Yellow sand-shell) 2 0            
Lampsilis radiata luteola (Fat mucket) 1 0         92 34.7
Lampsilis orbiculata (Pink mucket pearly mussel) 19 0            
Lampsilis ventricosa (Pocketbook) 176 0 1 1.3 1 0.4 70 26.4
Lampsilis reeviana brittsi (Britt's shell) 720 0 73 96.1 182 76.9    
Epioblasma triquetra (Snuffbox) 0              
Total 9,470   75   237   265  
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