Freshwater emphasis

If it's OK with everyone contributing I'd like to stick to recording the native freshwater species and avoid invasives or the marine environment. The threats to our freshwater taxa are from impoundments, excessive extraction, and pollution, not from invasive species as evident in the US/Canada. In Australia we no longer navigate our freshwater streams with cargo vessels from overseas freshwater lakes etc and that particlar threat is unlikely. If someone wants to start a Marine Project I will help all I can. Declining Hyriids in Australia are the focus of this Project. Thanks for your input. Regards, Chris.

Posted on December 11, 2018 06:26 by rushecology rushecology | 0 comments | Leave a comment

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Freshwater mussels in Australia come exclusively from the Family Hyriidae of the Order Unionida. Their distribution is quite poorly studied given the size of the continent. Of course few study grants are ever offered and river water is mostly seen as just a raw material for agriculture on this hopelessly misled continent. Hyridella glenelgensis is Critically Endangered (IUCN Red List). ...more ↓

rushecology created this project on March 13, 2016
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