The Pink Mucket


The pink mucket is found in mud and sand and shallow riffles in major rivers and tributaries.  The mussel buries itself in the sand and gravel at the bottom of the rivers, streams, ponds and flowing waters.  It leaves its posterior edge exposed to the current. 

The pink mucket is found in the following states: Wisconsin, Missouri, Illinois, Indiana, Arkansas, Alabama, West Virginia, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Virginia, Louisiana, Kentucky, and Tennessee. They are also found in the lower Mississippi and Ohio Rivers as well as their tributaries. 

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