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Nearly 78 percent of all North American freshwater mussel species have rapidly declining populations, and the elephant-ear (Elliptio crassidens crassidens) is no exception. More

Bluefer (Purpleshell)

Bluefer
Potamilus purpuratus
Like the pink heelsplitter and fragile and pink papershells, the bluefer uses freshwater drum as a host. More

Brokenray

brokenray
Lampsilis reeveiana
Includes three subspecies, Ozark (broken rays), Northern (Britt’s) and Arkansas (Reeve’s). More

Butterfly

butterfly
Ellipsaria lineolata
The butterfly is one of the most beautiful of Missouri’s mussels. More

Curtis Pearlymussel Best Management Practices

Manage your Missouri streams to help this endangered species. More

Deertoe

deertoe
Truncilla truncata
A common mussel in some areas, deertoe have decorative green markings. More

Ebonyshell

Photograph of Ebonyshell freshwater mussel shell exterior view
Fusconaia ebena
At one time the most valuable shell to the commercial button industry, the ebonyshell is now classified as Endangered in Missouri and is a candidate for federal Endangered status. More

Ebonyshell Best Management Practices

Manage your Missouri streams to help this endangered species. More

Elephant-Ear Mussel Best Management Practices

Manage your Missouri streams to help this endangered species.   More

Elephantear (Elephant's Ear)

elephant's ear
Elliptio crassidens
Today found only in the Meramec River, the elephantear has been classified as Endangered in Missouri and is a candidate for federal Endangered status. More