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    • Comparative assessment of shell properties in eight species of cohabiting unionid bivalves 

      Prezant, Robert S.; Dickinson, Gary H.; Chapman, Eric J.; Mugno, Raymond; Rosen, Miranda N.; Cadmus, Maxx B. (Freshwater Mollusk Conservation Society, 2022-03)
      Freshwater unionid mussels produce a bilayered shell with the mineral proportion comprising an outer prismatic and an inner nacreous layer. The shell is the animals' primary structural means of protection from predators ...