NatureServe Explorer Species Reports — NatureServe Explorer is a source for authoritative conservation information on more than 50,000 plants, animals and ecological communtities of the U.S and Canada. NatureServe Explorer provides in-depth information on rare and endangered species, but includes common plants and animals too. NatureServe Explorer is a product of NatureServe in collaboration with the Natural Heritage Network.
ITIS Reports — ITIS (the Integrated Taxonomic Information System) is a source for authoritative taxonomic information on plants, animals, fungi, and microbes of North America and the world.
FWS Digital Media Library — The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service’s National Digital Library is a searchable collection of selected images, historical artifacts, audio clips, publications, and video. Arkansia is a monotypic genus of freshwater mussels in the family Unionidae, the river mussels. The sole species in the genus is Arkansia wheeleri. Its common names are the Ouachita rock pocketbook and Wheeler’s pearly mussel. The genus was named for the state of Arkansas, where the mussel was first discovered. This is a federally listed endangered species of the United States. The Ouachita Rock Pocketbook occurs in the Kiamichi River in southeastern Oklahoma, the Little River in southeastern Oklahoma and southwestern Arkansas Cumulative recovery of sloughed (unmetamorphosed) glochidia from two groups of largemouth bass inoculated with Arkansia wheeleri glochidia on gills or fins.