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Sponsors & Partners

South East Regional Centre for Urban LandcareFreshwater Fish Group and Fish Health Unit WA
Department of Fisheries WADepartment of Environment and Conservation WASwan River Trust
Conservation Volunteers Australia Earth Assist

Centre for Fish and Fisheries Research
Murdoch UniversityCentral Institute Technology Perth WA
Challenger Institute Western Australia
Western Australian Museum
Department of Water

Lowlands Conservation Association
Serpentine River Group


Online resources & links

Western Australia

Murdoch University
Centre for Fish and Fisheries Research
Natural Resource Management
Department of Envrionment and Conservation
Department of Fisheries
Department of Water
South East Regional Centre for Urban Landcare (SERCUL)
Challenger Institute
Central Institute of Technology
WA Museum
Act Now
Serpentine Jarrahdale Landcare
Swan River Trust
South West Catchments Council
Lotterywest
Freshwater Fish Group & Fish Health Unit
ENVfusion Films


Research Papers

Klunzinger M W, Beatty S J, Morgan D L & Lymbery A J (in review). Glochidiosis on wild fishes and laboratory determination of glochidia metamorphosis for an endemic freshwater mussel in a biodiversity hotspot.  Journal of Zoology

Klunzinger, M., Pinder, A., Cale, D. & Lymbery, A. (2011). Piggyback on a fish: the marsupial freshwater mussel tells its tale. Landscope 26: 46-47.

Klunzinger, M.W. (2011). Freshwater shrimp (Palaemonetes australis) may be involved in glochidia release from the freshwater mussel Westralunio carteri. The Western  Australian Naturalist 28: 61-65.

Klunzinger, M.W., Beatty, S.J., Morgan, D.L., Lymbery, R., Thomson, G.J. & Lymbery, A.J. (2011). Discovery of a host fish species for glochidia of Westralunio carteri  Iredale, 1934 (Bivalvia: Unionoida: Hyriidae).  Journal of the Royal Society of  Western Australia 94: 19-23.

Klunzinger, M., Beatty, S. & Lymbery, A. (2010). Acute salinity tolerance of the freshwater mussel Westralunio carteri Iredale, 1934 of south-west Western Australia. Tropical Natural History Suppl. 3: 112.

Klunzinger, M., Walker, K., Lymbery, A. & Thomson, G. (2010). Glochidia tooth morphology of the freshwater mussel Westralunio carteri (Iredale, 1934) of South-West Western Australia. Tropical Natural History Suppl. 3: 246.

Klunzinger, M.W., Morgan, D.L., Lymbery, A.J., Ebner, B.C., Beatty, S.J. & Thomson, G.L. (2010). Discovery of a host fish for glochidia of Velesunio angasi (Sowerby, 1867) (Bivalvia: Unionoida: Hyriidae) from the Fortescue River, Pilbara, Western Australia. Australian Journal of Zoology 58: 263-266.

Bennet-Chambers, M., Davies, P. & Knott, B. (1999). Cadmium in aquatic ecosystems in Western Australia: A legacy of nutrient-deficient soils. Journal of Environmental Management 57: 283-295.

Williams, W.D., Taaffe, R.G. & Boulton, A.J. (1991). Longitudinal distribution of macroinvertebrates in two rivers subject to salinization. Hydrobiologia 210: 151-160.

Storey, A. & Edward, D.H.D. (1989). The freshwater mussel, Westralunio carteri Iredale, as a biological monitor of organochlorine pesticides. Australian Journal of Marine and Freshwater Research 40: 587-593.

Kendrick, G.W. (1976). The Avon: Faunal and other notes on a dying river in south-western Australia. The Western Australian Naturalist 13: 97-114.

Technical Reports

Klunzinger, M.W., Beatty, S.J., Morgan, D.L., Allen, M.G., & Lymbery, A.J. (2011). Ecology of  aquatic fauna in the Serpentine River in response to land use practices & recommendations for improving freshwater ecosystem health. Centre for Fish & Fisheries Research (Murdoch University), report to Lowlands Conservation Association, Serpentine River Group and the Government of Western Australia.

Klunzinger, M.W., Strebel, D., Beatty, S.J., Morgan, D.L. & Lymbery, A.J. (2011). Baseline assessment of freshwater mussel populations within the urban waterways renewal project. Centre for Fish & Fisheries Research (Murdoch University), report to SERCUL.

Klunzinger, M.W., Beatty, S.J. & Lymbery, A.J. (2011). Freshwater mussel response to drying in the Lower Helena Pipehead Dam & mussel translocation strategy for conservation management. Centre for Fish & Fisheries Research (Murdoch University), report to Swan River Trust.

Beatty, S.J., Morgan, D.L., Klunzinger, M. & Lymbery, A.J. (2010). Aquatic macrofauna of Ellen Brook and the Brockman River: fresh water refuges in a salinised catchment. Centre for Fish & Fisheries Research (Murdoch University), report to Ellen Brockman Integrated Catchment Group.

 

Acknowledgements

Mussel Watch WA would like to thank Corey Whisson and Shirley Slack-Smith (WA Museum) for their on-going support and collaboration, particularly for providing historical data. Click here to visit the WA Museum online.

Thanks also to Peter Mawson, David Cale and Adrian Pinder (DEC) for supplying mussel specimens for genetic study.