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The first and only molluscan survey in the Neuse River basin was conducted in 1956. Since that time urbanization and industrialization have increased rapidly, potentially affecting molluscan population and distribution.
The zebra periwinkle is a species of mollusks previously unknown from mid- or North Carolina and marine habitats north of Wrightsville Beach, North Carolina. However, the zebra periwinkle has been observed in a number of locations along the North Carolina Coast, suggesting the species has extended its range.
This report presents a survey of the freshwater (unionid) molluscan fauna of the piedmont portion of the Cape Fear River System in North Carolina. The abundance and diversity of mollusk species were compared across the Neuse, Tar, and Cape Fear drainages. Photographic plates and diagnostic comments are provided to facilitate identification of unionids.