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 Macroinvertebrate Data

Macroinvertebrate Database Browser

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This Macroinvertebrate Database Browser provides the most complete access to raw data using the widest variety of query parameters.

For Macroinvertebrate metadata read the FGDC NBII, Macroinvertebrate Metadata page.

For macroinvertebrate component information, read the Component Information Page that contains a description, history, and value ranges of the data.

Queries made using the Macroinvertebrate Database Browser are real time, it may take a few minutes to retrieve your results. division bar

Query Macroinvertebrate Data

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Select a Field Station(s) to query
Learn more about river mile ranges
Field station (required)
All Field Stations
Field Station 1 (Lake City, MN)
Field Station 2 (Onalaska, WI)
Field Station 3 (Bellevue, IA)
Field Station 4 (Brighton, IL)
Field Station 5 (Jackson, MO)
Field Station 6 (Havana, IL)
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Macronvertebrate data has been collected every spring from 1992 to the present. Enter a beginning and ending date to query.
Learn more about macroinvertebrate date ranges
Date range (Format: mm/dd/yyyy; required)
Beginning: Ending:
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A brief description of the type of aquatic environment in which the data were found. Select the habitat class(s) to query.
Habitat class (not required)
Backwater contiguous (BWC)
Impounded (IMP)
Main channel (MC)
Main channel border (MCB)
Side channel (SC)
Tributary (TDL)
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A brief description of the sediment type (river bottom).
Select the substrate type(s) to query.
Substrate (not required)
Gravel/Rock
Hard Clay
Mostly Sand
Mostly Silt/Clay with Sand
Sand
Silt/Clay

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Mayflies (Ephemeroptera) are an aquatic insect larvae that can be used as a water quality indicator and are selected for monitoring because they play an important ecological role in the Upper Mississippi River. Enter the number of mayfly larvae found in the sample desired.
Mayfly larvae (Valid range 0-200; not required)
Latin Order: Ephemeroptera
Number range of mayfly larvae: Minimum: Maximum:

Fingernail clams (sphaeriidae) are a freshwater clam found in the soft-sediment substrate and are selected for monitoring because they play an important ecological role in the Upper Mississippi River. Enter the number of fingernail clams found in the sample desired.
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Fingernail clams (valid range 0-2000; not required)
Latin order: Pelecypoda
Number range of fingernail clams Minimum: Maximum:

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Corbicula (Corbicula) is an exotic species (for North America) of freshwater clam and are monitored because of possible detrimental effects on the economy and ecology of the Upper Mississippi River. Enter the number of corbicula found in the sample desired.
Corbicula (Valid range: 0-50; not required)
Number range of corbicula Minimum Maximum:

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Chironomids (Chironomidae) are a non-biting midge that is pollution tolerant. Often the larvae are bright red because of hemoglobin and are selected for monitoring because they play an important ecological role in the Upper Mississippi River. Enter the number of midges found in the sample desired.
Midges (Valid range: 0-300; not required)
Scientific order:Diptera Family: Chironomidae
Number range of midges Minimum: Maximum:

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Zebra mussels (Dreissena Polymorpha) are an exotic species (for North America) of freshwater mussel and are monitored because of possible detrimental effects on the economy and ecology of the Upper Mississippi River. Enter the number of zebra mussels found in the sample desired.
Zebra mussels (Valid range: 0-1000; not required)
Scientific name: Dreissena polymorpha
Number range of zebra mussels Minimum: Maximum:

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Choose the data fields to download by clicking the first desired field then hold down the Control key and click additional fields.
Learn more about macroinvertebrate field descriptions
Data field list (not required)
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Download type (1) is the default download method and is suitable for importing into MS-Excel, MS-Access, and SAS.
Submit Query
1. Download Data As Comma Delimited With Field Names In First Row
2. Download Data As Fixed Column Length Format, No Field Names
3. Download Data As XML Format

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Page Last Modified: December 31, 2012