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Table Bc03: Freshwater mussel species found in the Missouri portion of the Platte River basin

Table Bc03: Freshwater mussel species found in the Missouri portion of the Platte River basin (Oesch 1984).
Common Name Scientific Name Period Last Collected
Black sandshell Ligumia recta Before 1920
Deertoe Truncilla truncata Before 1920
Fragile paper shell Leptodea fragilis After 1965
Giant floater Anodonta grandis sp. Before 1920
Mapleleaf Quadrula quadrula Before 1920
Pimpleback Quadrula pustulosa Before 1920
Pink heelsplitter Potamilus alatus Before 1920
Pink papershell Potamilus ohiensis Before 1920
Pistol grip Tritogonia verrucosa Before 1920
Rock-pocketbook* Arcidens confragosus Before 1920
Squawfoot Strophitus undulatus sp. Before 1920
Threeridge Amblema plicata After 1965
Threehorn wartyback Obliquaria reflexa Before 1920
Washboard Megalonaias nervosa Before 1920
White heelsplitter Lasmigona complanata Before 1920
Yellow sandshell Lampsilis teres ssp. Before 1920

* indicates state listing of rare

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