Mussel numbers have declined due to habitat loss, sedimentation of streams and nutrients in runoff from agricultural lands and urban areas.
Freshwater mussels in coastal streams of New South Wales
Freshwater mussels live on the bottom of streams and lakes, often in large numbers. Australia has 18 species of mussels, most of which are found nowhere else in the world. Eight species are found in NSW coastal waters. They are brown to black in colour and vary from 60mm to 200mm in length.
- 1 May 2011
- Office of Environment and Heritage
- Publication, Guide
- ISBN 978-1-74293-241-5
- ID OEH20110307
- File PDF 473KB
- Pages 4
- Name freshwater-mussels-coastal-streams-nsw-110307.pdf