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Table Bc03: Mussel species found in the James River Basin

Table Bc03: Mussel species found in the James River Basin
COMMON NAME SPECIES NAME
Paper Floater Anodonta imbecilis
Giant Floater Anodonta grandis grandis
Squaw Foot Strophitus undulatus undulatus
Elk Toe Alasmidonta marginata
Slipper Shell Alasmidonta viridis
Fluted Shell Lasmigona costata
Pistol-Grip Tritogonia verrucosa
Three-Ridge Amblema plicata
Wabash Pig-Toe Fusconaia flava
Ozark Shell Fusconaia ozarkensis
Purple Pimpleback Cyclonaias tuberculata
Round Pig-Toe Pleurobema sintoxia
Lady-Finger Elliptio dilatata
Kidney Shell Ptychobranchus occidentalis
Mucket Actinonaias ligamentina caunata
Western Fan-Shell Cyprogenia aberti
Ellipse Venustaconcha e. ellipsiformis
Plea's Mussel Venustaconcha e. pleasi
Fragile Paper Shell Leptodea fragilis
Liliput Shell Toxolasma parvus
Little Purple Toxolasma lividus glans
Pond Mussel Ligumia subrostrata
Rainbow Shell Villosa iris iris
Little Spectacle Case Villosa lienosa lienosa
Pink Mucket Lampsilis orbiculata
Fat Mucket Lampsilis radiata luteola
Neosho Mucket Lampsilis rafinesqueana
Pocketbook Lampsilis ventricosa
Broken Rays Lampsilis reeviana brevicula
Pimple-Back Quadrula pustulosa pustulosa
Purple Shell Potamilus purpuratus
Asiatic Clam Corbicula fluminea

Source: Oesch (1984) and Buchanan (1982).

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