Faunal Diversity. FISH 7380 Dr. e. irwin. Objectives. Understand the basic structure of riverine communities Learn broad patterns of faunal diversity across N.AM. river systems Understand mechanisms contributing to and underlying differences in species richness among river systems
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Fat pocketbook- Potamilus capax
Interrupted rocksnail Leptotoxis formeani
Floodplain rivers are diverse
N. M. Burkhead, S. J. Walsh, B. J. Freeman and J. D. Williams, 1997. Status and restoration of the Etowah River, an imperiled southern Appalachian ecosystem. In Aquatic Fauna in Peril: The Southeastern Perspective, G. W. Benz and D. E. Collins, eds.