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Freshwater Mussel Life Cycle

February 25, 2011
Mussel Life Cycle

This is the life cycle of freshwater mussels. The sexes are typically separate and the larvae require time on a host fish's gills or fins to complete their life cycle and become juvenile mussels. Source: Freshwater Mussels of Iowa, 2002. Illustration: Mississippi River, Lower St. Croix Team, Wisconsin Dept. Natural Resources.

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