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Thermal tolerances of freshwater mussels and their host fishes: species interactions in a changing climate

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Tamara J. Pandolfo, Thomas J Kwak, and W. Gregory Cope, 2012-03, Thermal tolerances of freshwater mussels and their host fishes: species interactions in a changing climate: Walkerana, v. 15, no. 1, p. 69-82.

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Abstract: Rising environmental temperatures result from changes in land use and global climate and can cause significant shifts in the composition and distribution of species within communities. In freshwater systems, the larval life stage, glochidia, of Unionida mussels develops as an obligate parasite on host fish gills or fins before transforming into the juvenile stage and dropping to the sediment to complete the life cycle. Because of the relationship between freshwater mussels and their often specific host fish species, mussels are not only limited by their own variable thermal tolerances, but also by those of their host fish. Our intent was to compile data from available literature regarding thermal sensitivities of eight species [...]

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  • National and Regional Climate Adaptation Science Centers

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