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Table Bc08: Freshwater Mussel Species Found in the Lower Black River Subbasin

Table Bc08: Freshwater Mussel Species Found in the Lower Black River Subbasin

 

Data obtained from Buchanan (1996) = 1, Oesch (1984) = 2, and Bernard Sietman (personal communication) = 3.
Scientific Name Common Name Cane Creek Tenmile Creek Black River Mainstem
Actinonaias ligamentina Mucket 1,2,3 - 1,2
Alasmidonta marginata Elktoe - - 1,2
A. viridis Slippershell mussel - - 2
Amblema plicata plicata Threeridge 1,2,3 - 1,2
Anodonta grandis Giant floater 1,3 - 1
A. imbecillis Paper pondshell 3 - 1
Cyclonaias tuberculata Purple wartyback 1 - 1,2
Cyprogenia aberti Western fanshell 1,2,3 - 1,2
E. dilatata Spike 1,2,3 - 1,2
Epioblasma f. curtisi Curtis pearlymussel - - 1,2
Fusconaia flava Wabash pigtoe 1,2,3 - 1,2
F. ozarkensis Ozark pigtoe - - 2
Lampsilis abrupta Pink mucket - - 1,2
L. cardium Plain pocketbook 3 - -
L. ovata Pocketbook 1,2 - 1,2
L. reeviana brevicula Ozark broken-ray 3 3 1
L. siliquoidea Fatmucket 1,2,3 - 1,2
L. reeviana brittsi Northern broken-ray 1,2 1 1,2
L. teres Yellow sandshell - - 2
Lasmigona c. complanata White heelsplitter - - 1,2
L. costata Fluted-shell 1,2,3 - 1,2
Leptodea fragilis Fragile papershell - - 1,2
Ligumi recta Black sandshell 1,3 - 1,2
L. subrostrata Pondmussel 1,3 - 1
Obliquaria reflexa Threehorn wartyback - - 1,2
Obovaria jacksoniana Southern hickorynut 2 - -
Plectomerus dombeyanus Bankclimber - - 1
Pluerobema coccineum Round pigtoe 1,2,3 - 1,2
Potamilus purpuratus Bleufer 1 - 1,2
Ptychobranchus occidentalis Ouachita kidneyshell - - 2
Quadrula cylindrica cylindrica Rabbitsfoot - - 2
Quadrula metanevra Monkeyface - - 1,2
Q. pustulosa pustulosa Pimpleback - - 1,2
Strophitus undulatus Squawfoot 1,3 - 1,2
Toxolasma parvus Lilliput - - 1
Toxolasma lividus glans Little purple - - 2
Tritogonia verrucosa Pistolgrip 1 - 1,2
Truncilla donaciformis Fawnsfoot - - 1,2
T. truncata Deertoe - - 1,2
Venustaconcha e. pleasi Pleas mussel - - 2
Villosa iris Rainbow - - 1,2
V. lienosa Little spectaclecase 1,2 - 1,2
Corbicula fluminea Aisatic clam 1,2,3 1 1,2
Number of Species 23 3 40

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