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Table Bc02: Mussel Species in the Big Piney Watershed

Table Bc02: Mussel Species in the Big Piney Watershed

 

Mussel species found historically within the Big Piney Watershed. (MDC 1998d, MDC 1998f, Sternberg et al. 1998, MoRAP 2003b, MNHP 2003a, and MNHP 2003b).
Scientific Name Common Name State Status Federal Status
Actinonaias ligamentina Mucket    
Alasmidonta marginata* Elktoe*    
Alasmidonta viridis Slippershell mussel    
Amblema plicata Threeridge    
Corbicula fluminea (I) Asiatic Clam (I)    
Cumberlandia monodonta* Spectaclecase*    
Cyclonaias tuberculata Purple Wartyback    
Elliptio crassidens* Elephant Ear* Endangered  
Elliptio dilatata Spike    
Fusconaia flava Wabash Pigtoe    
Fusconaia ozarkensis Ozark Pigtoe    
Lampsilis abrupta* Pink Mucket* Endangered Endangered
Lampsilis cardium Plain Pocketbook    
Lampsilis r. brevicula Ozark Broken-ray    
Lampsilis r. brittsi Northern Broken-ray    
Lampsilis siliquoidea Fatmucket    
Lampsilis teres Yellow Sandshell    
Lasmigona costata Fluted Shell    
Leptodea fragilis Fragile Papershell    
Ligumia recta* Black Sandshell*    
Ligumia subrostrata Pond Mussel    
Pleurobema sintoxia Round Pigtoe    
Ptychobranchus occidentalis* Ouachita Kidneyshell*    
Potamilus alatus Pink Heelsplitter    
Pyganodon grandis grandis Giant Floater    
Quadrula metanevra Monkeyface    
Quadrula pustulosa Pimpleback    
Strophitus undulates Creeper    
Utterbackia imbecillis Paper Pondshell    
Tritogonia verrucosa Pistolgrip    
Venustaconcha ellipsiformis Ellipse    
Venustaconcha pleasi Bleedingtooth Mussel    

*Species of Conservation Concern

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