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The endangered swan mussel Anodonta cygnea (Linnaeus, 1758) is threatened by the common otter Lutra lutra
 
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Department of Vertebrate Ecology, Wrocław University of Environmental and Life Sciences, Poland
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Grzegorz Kopij   

Department of Vertebrate Ecology, Wrocław University of Environmental and Life Sciences, Kożuchowska 5b, 51-631 Wrocław, Poland
Submission date: 2011-01-04
Final revision date: 2011-02-16
Acceptance date: 2011-02-19
Publication date: 2011-10-10
 
Folia Malacol. 2011;19(3):191–192
 
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A heavy otter predation on the swan mussel was recorded in early spring in a fish-pond in SW. Poland. Although natural predation was not regarded as a threat to the swan mussel in Poland, it is likely that in areas where the otter (and possibly also mink, raccoon and muskrat) is common the mussel's populations may suffer heavy losses.
 
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