Nebraska Academy of Sciences



Ellet Hoke

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1995. Transactions of the Nebraska Academy of Sciences, 22: 49-72. Copyright © 1995 Hoke.


A survey conducted in the Platte basins in Nebraska between 1972 and 1995 documented a bivalve fauna consisting of sixteen native unionids and one introduced exotic species. Five new taxa were confirmed for the Platte basins in Nebraska, increasing the total reported for the region to eighteen unionids and one exotic taxon. The greatest species diversity was found to have existed in tributaries of the Platte rivers, while bivalves were uncommon in the main channel of the Platte River. Man-made environments provide significant habitat for some bivalves in the region.

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