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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)
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