Two Iowa mussels proposed as endangered species


The declining sheepnose mussel or, for fans of Latin, Plethobasus cyphyus. (Photo by Dick Biggins, US Fish and Wildlife Service)

The US Fish and Wildlife Service has proposed to add two mussels found in Iowa and parts of the eastern United States- the sheepnose and the spectaclecase –  to the endangered species list as their populations dwindle. Continue reading