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1 June 2012 False Spike, Quadrula mitchelli (Bivalvia: Unionidae), is Not Extinct: First Account of a Live Population in Over 30 Years
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During a recent survey a small population of Quadrula mitchelli (Simpson, 1895), a species thought to have been extinct, was discovered in Texas. In total, 7 live individuals were collected from the Guadalupe River near Gonzales, Gonzales County, Texas. Our finding represents the only known population for this species in Texas and the first record of live specimens in over 30 y, which is significant because this species is currently under review for protection under the Endangered Species Act.

Charles R. Randklev, Matthew S. Johnson, Eric T. Tsakiris, Susan Rogers-Oetker, Kevin J. Roe, John L. Harris, Stephen E. McMurray, Clint Robertson, Julie Groce, and Neal Wilkins "False Spike, Quadrula mitchelli (Bivalvia: Unionidae), is Not Extinct: First Account of a Live Population in Over 30 Years," American Malacological Bulletin 30(2), 327-328, (1 June 2012). https://doi.org/10.4003/006.030.0213
Received: 31 March 2012; Accepted: 1 April 2012; Published: 1 June 2012
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