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Freshwater Mussel Identification

 

                                    Black Sandshell (Ligumis recta)     

 Top: Male Black Sandshell - Posterior end pointed

   Bottom: Female Black Sandshell - Posterior end rounded        

 

 

      

Creeper (Strophitus undulatus)

 

 

 

 

Threehorn Wartyback (Obliquaria reflexa)

 

Elktoe (Alasmidonta marginata)

Flutedshell (Lasmigona costata)

Rainbow (Villosa iris)

Pimpleback (Quadrula pustulosa)

Rayed Bean (Villosa fabalis)

 

 

Purple Wartyback

 (Cyclonaias tuberculata)

 

 

                    Round Hickorynut                        Deertoe

                 (Obovaria subrotunda)        (Truncilla truncata)

     

 

 

                           Threeridge                        Northern Riffleshell

                    (Amblema plicata)         (Epioblasma torulosa rangiana)

                                         Left: Quadrate in male,  Right: Oval in females

 

 

                 Top: Wabash Pigtoe       Flutedshell, Purple Wartyback

                       (Fusconaria flava)                      & Threeridge

                          

                                         Bottom: Round Pigtoe

                                          (Pleurobema sintoxia)

 

 

                  Wavyrayed Lampmussel                    Snuffbox

                     (Lampsilis fasciola)             (Epioblasma triquetra)

 

 

                              Mapleleaf                         Pink Heelsplitter

                      (Quadrula quadrula)              (Potamilus alatus)

 

                     

                                    Mucket                                Kidneyshell

                    (Actinonaias ligamentina)    (Ptychobranchus fasciolaris)

 

 

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