Reintroduced Northern Riffleshell Thrives in Ohio’s Darby Creek

The life cycle of the northern riffleshell mussel is surprising both in its violence and its pacifism. The female riffleshell captures a small fish and releases its larvae onto the host. As the host fish swims, the mussel’s progeny go on the ride of their lives, being dispersed far and wide. “The riffleshell lives about […]