NatureScot Research Report 972 - Host salmonid specificity of selected pearl mussel populations
Sampling of larval pearl mussels, on the gills of juvenile salmonids, was completed in 2016. It took place in 16 watercourses in pearl mussel SACs on the west coast. The preferred host fish species (either salmon or trout) varied between rivers. The results of this research can have important implications for conservation management.
Publication 2018 - NatureScot Research Report 972 - Host salmonid specificity of selected pearl mussel populations
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