Most of the 2012-results obtained from the host fish mapping efforts in Skåne County were presented on a seminar at Karlstad University, Sweden yesterday. The results revealed that several fish species are used as hosts by the thick shelled river mussel, Unio crassus in the streams Bråån and Tommarpsån. These fish species are represented by Phoxinus phoxinus, Cottus gobio, Gastersteus aculeatus and Salmo trutta. Even more excitingly, the hosts fish species may vary depending on the river….
On purpose to finally re-introduce mussels in the Rivers Fyleån and Klingavälsån, three out of four fish species seemed to be suitable hosts for Unio crassus, and two species out of seven in the River Klingavälsån. During 2013, we will continue to map the mussel host fish relationships in Bräkneån River and Emån River.
Woow, such a cake!