Freshwater unionacean clams (Mollusca: Pelecypoda) of North America
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Freshwater unionacean clams (Mollusca: Pelecypoda) of North America by J. B. Burch

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Published by U.S. Environmental Protection Agency]; for sale by the Supt. of Docs., U.S. Govt. Print. Off. in [Washington .
Written in English



  • North America


  • Freshwater mussels -- North America -- Identification

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Statementby J. B. Burch.
SeriesBiota of freshwater ecosystems identification manual, no. 11, Water pollution control research series, Water pollution control research series.
ContributionsOceanography and Limnology Program (Smithsonian Institution), United States. Environmental Protection Agency.
LC ClassificationsQL430.6 .B87
The Physical Object
Paginationxi, 176 p.
Number of Pages176
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL5116902M
LC Control Number74189816

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