Cooperative Fish and Wildlife Research Units Program: Alabama
Education, Research and Technical Assistance for Managing Our Natural Resources

Alabama Project

Toxicity of different life stages of Cahaba River mudsnails to potassium, chloride, and nickel

August 2023 - September 2026


Participating Agencies

  • U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service

Snails are a diverse and important group of species that contribute to the proper functioning of rivers and streams in Alabama. They are presumably sensitive to water quality changes, but there is a tremendous gap in the understanding of sensitivity within taxa collectively referenced as mudsnails. This project’s goal is to better understand the differences in toxicity of species and life stages within mudsnails.