Recovery Strategies

Recovery Strategy for the Wavyrayed Lampmussel (Lampsilis fasciola) in Canada

The Wavyrayed Lampmussel (Lampsilis fasciola, Rafinesque 1820) is a small sexually dimorphic mussel recognized by its yellow or yellowish-green rounded shell. The shell is characterized by numerous thin wavy green rays that may be narrow and individual or coalesced into wider rays in some specimens. Regardless of size, the rays are always wavy with multiple interruptions giving rise to the common name of this mussel. The species is usually found in small to medium, clear, hydrologically stable rivers where it inhabits clean sand/gravel substrates in and around shallow riffle areas.

Consultation period: 2006-07-18 to 2006-09-16

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Department of Fisheries and Oceans
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Ottawa, ON
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