Table Bc02: List of the Freshwater Mussel Species Collected from the Grand River Basin

Table Bc02: List of the Freshwater Mussel Species Collected from the Grand River Basin

 

according to Oesch (1984).*
Common Name Scientific Name Collection Date
Giant floater Anodonta grandis sp. After 1965
Squaw foot Strophitus undulatus Before 1920
White heel-splitter Lasmigona complanata After 1965
Washboard Megalonaias nervosa Before 1920
Pistol-grip Tritogonia verrucosa Before 1920
Maple leaf Quadrula quadrula After 1965
Pimple-back Q. pustulosa After 1965
Monkey-face Q. metanevra Before 1920
Three-ridge Amblema plicata After 1965
Wabash pig-toe Fusconaia flava After 1965
Pond-horn Uniomerus tetralasmus After 1965
Deer-toe Truncilla truncata After 1965
Fragile paper shell Leptodea fragilis After 1965
Pink heel-splitter Potamilus alatus Before 1920
Pink paper shell P. ohioensis Before 1920
Pond mussel Ligumia subrostrata After 1965
Slough sand-shell Lampsilis teres ssp. Before 1920
Yellow sand-shell L. teres ssp. After 1965
Pocketbook L. ventricosa Before 1920

* Does not include the Flat floater (Anodonta suborbiculata) collected in 1998.

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