General Statement

Welcome to Mussels of Texas (MoTX)! The MoTX is a comprehensive, high-quality biodiversity database of freshwater mussel occurrences covering the entire state of Texas. By providing this easy-to-search database to researchers, government agencies, and the public, we hope to facilitate reliable, instructive analysis of the conservation status of freshwater mussels in Texas, and provide a timely tool to aid researches and resource managers in effectively utilizing limited conservation resources. The MoTX is an Internet-based program and requires no software to download.

Distribution Statement

MoTX has been developed under the sponsorship of the Texas Department of Transportation (TxDOT). Any data sharing or distribution, unless otherwise specifically provided for, is prohibited without the approval of the Texas A&M Natural Resources Institute (NRI).


The MoTX database on this website is provided “as is” without warranty of any kind, either express or implied. Use it at your own risk. Neither the NRI, nor any of their employees, assumes any responsibility for errors or omissions in the software or documentation available from its web site. In no event shall we be liable to you or any third parties for any special, punitive, incidental, indirect or consequential damages of any kind, or any damages whatsoever, including, without limitation, those resulting from loss of use, data or profits, and on any theory of liability, arising out of or in connection with the use of this software.