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Ausable Bayfield Conservation Authority

Mussels

There are nearly 1,000 species of freshwater mussels, of which 54 of them are found in Canada.

There are 41 species of freshwater mussels in Ontario.

Approximately 66 per cent of those species are of provincial conservation concern, according to the Ontario Ministry of Natural Resources and Forestry.

Visit our pages on the Ausable River Recovery Strategy and Mussels Species at Risk for more information:

Mussel Species at Risk in the Ausable River