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Table Bc01: Mussel species found in the Spring River Basin

Mussel species found in the Spring River Basin.
Common Name Scientific Name
Paper floater Anodonta imbecilis
Giant floater Anodonta grandis grandis
Squaw foot Strophitus undulatus undulatus
Elk toe Alasmidonta marginata
Slipper shell Alasmidonta viridis
White heel-splitter Lasmigona complanata
Fluted shell Lasmigona costata
Pistol-grip Tritogonia verrucosa
Maple leaf Quadrula quadrula
Rabbit's foot Quadrula cylindrica cylindrica
Monkey face Quadrula metanevra
Pimple-back Quadrula pustulosa
Three-ridge Amblema plicata plicata
Wabash pig-toe Fusconaia flava
Ozark shell Fusconaia ozarkensis
Round pig-toe Pleurobema coccineum
Lady-finger Elliptio dilata
Kidney-shell Ptychobranchus occidentalis
Western fanshell Cyprogenia aberti
Mucket Actinonaias ligamentina carinata
Plea's mussel Venustaconcha ellipsiformis
Fawn's foot Truncilla donaciformis
Deer-toe Truncilla truncata
Fragile paper shell Leptodea fragilis
Liliput shell Toxolasma parvus
Little purple Toxolasma lividus glans
Pond mussel Ligumia subrostrata
Slough sand shell Lampsilis teres teres
Yellow sand shell Lampsilis teres anodontoides
Fat mucket Lampsilis radiata luteola
Neosho mucket Lampsilis rafinesqueana
Pocketbook Lampsilis ventricosa
Broken rays Lampsilis reeviana brevicula
Purple pimpleback Cyclonaias tuberculata
Black sand shell Ligumia recta

Source: Oesch (1984).

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