Harvesting the River
Harvest Transport History

Home > Harvesting > Freshwater Mussels > Species> Mucket

Mucket (Actinonaias ligamentina)

The Mucket (Actinonaias ligamentina), as indicated by archaeological and historical data, was formerly abundant in the central and upper portions of the Illinois River. It disappeared from the river by 1930 because of pollution and siltation, but recently reappeared in the headwaters region where water quality has improved. The mucket is widespread in Illinois, but abundant only in the Kankakee River drainage. (Conservation Status: Currently Stable)
Images Videos Audio clips

   Plank Roads
      Northern Cross
   The River
(+)Click to Open Menu

State of Illinois Dept. of Natural Resources Illinois State MuseumSearch