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A drastic decrease in the population of freshwater mussels could have dire effects on fish and humans alike.
Biodiversity in freshwater systems is impacted as much or more by environmental change than tropical rain forests.
The Dwarf wedge mussel, Alasmidonta Heterodon, is an endangered species of freshwater mussel, an aquatic bivalve mollusk belonging to the family Unionidae, the river mussels. This species is rare, found solely in North America’s Atlantic coast streams and rivers of a variety of sizes and moderate current. Its current range extends from Maryland to North Carolina. It is federally listed as endangered, and state listed as endangered, in Connecticut, Maryland, Massachusetts, New...
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