Classification: State Endangered
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The brook floater is usually kidney-shaped and the shell is orange to brown with green rays, but shell color can vary to include green and blue. The foot is bright orange.
The host fish species include the margined madtom, pumpkinseed, golden shiner, and yellow perch.
General Life History For Mussels
Brook Floater Conservation Plan for North Carolina (~ 9 MB PDF)
Brook Floater Conservation Plan for North Carolina (~1 MB PDF)
Credit NCWRC for all photos.