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1 July 2009 Mollusc Survey of the Lower Bruneau River, Owyhee County, Idaho, U.S.A.
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The Bruneau River in southwestern Idaho is a largely free-flowing desert stream characterized by a snowmelt-driven hydrograph, flash floods, and geothermal inputs. We surveyed the lower Bruneau River from its confluence with the Snake River upstream to Hot Creek, a distance of approx. 41 river kilometers, between 1997 and 2008. We supplemented our work with a review of collections held at the Orma J. Smith Museum of Natural History, College of Idaho and with collections available online from national and international museums. The known mollusc fauna consists of 18 species (11 gastropods and 7 bivalves) from eight families. Molluscan richness is greatest in free-flowing stream reaches and is dominated by hydrobiid and unionid taxa.
Steven J. Lysne and William H. Clark "Mollusc Survey of the Lower Bruneau River, Owyhee County, Idaho, U.S.A.," American Malacological Bulletin 27(1/2), (1 July 2009). https://doi.org/10.4003/006.027.0214
Received: 21 October 2008; Accepted: 7 April 2009; Published: 1 July 2009
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