Welcome to our Freshwater Mussel e-Guide!
Thank you for taking time to stop by our website, we hope you will enjoy and learn about
our fantastic mussel fauna through our e-Guide "Freshwater Mussels of the Maumee River Drainage".
The 62 page guide provides a window into the aquatic ecology of the Maumee River basin,
showcasing the diversity and color of freshwater mussels with over 150 pictures, figures, and
illustrations. The species described are a list of species distributed widely throughout
central North America. So, even if you are not within the boundaries of this watershed,
it's hoped you will still find the guide useful.
The following links divide the guide into four pdf downloads. It is suggested you right click and "Save Target As" to avoid your browser from freezing, as the files are fairly large.
“Freshwater Mussels of the Maumee Drainage” was developed through funding provided by the
Ohio Environmental Education Fund and the Lucas Soil and Water Conservation District, partnered by
the University of Toledo Department of Earth, Ecological and Environmental Sciences. It was
developed to serve as a resource for citizens, educators and professionals of the Maumee River
The Second Edition of this guide was made possible by the financial contributions of U.S. EPA and U.S. Fish
Bound hardcopy is available to interested parties within the Maumee River basin.
Please contact Todd Crail if
East Fork of the West Branch, St. Joseph's River