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The Freshwater Mussels (Unionoida) of the World
(and other less consequential bivalves)

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Publication Information

Conrad, T.A. 1836. Monography of the Family Unionidae, or naiades of Lamarck, (fresh water bivalve shells) or North America, illustrated by figures drawn on stone from nature 1(6): 49-56, pls. 26-30.
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Species Described
Unio fragilis Swainson, 1823.
‘Rafinesque’ Of Authors.
Swainson, 1823, Zool. Illustr.: pl. 171.
Conrad, 1836, Monogr. Fam. Unionidae: 55, pl. 30.
(reference to Unio fragilis Rafinesque, 1820)
= Leptodea fragilis
 
Unio gibbosus Ferussac, 1835.
‘Rafinesque’ Of Authors.
Ferussac, 1835, Mag. Zool.: 28.
Conrad, 1836, Monogr. Fam. Unionidae: 50, pl. 27, fig. 1.
Reeve, 1864, Conch. Icon.: pl. 11, sp. 41, figs. 41a-b.
(reference to Amblema gibbosa Rafinesque, 1820)
= Epioblasma torulosa
 
Unio niger Conrad, 1836.
‘Rafinesque’ Conrad, 1836, Monogr. Fam. Unionidae: 49, pl. 46.
‘Rafinesque’ Conrad, 1853, Proc. Acad. Nat. Sci.: 253.
(reference to Unio nigra Rafinesque, 1820)
= Elliptio crassidens
 
Unio sageri Conrad, 1836.
Conrad, 1836, Monogr. Fam. Unionidae: 53, pl. 29, fig. 1.
= Ligumia recta
 
Unio teres Say, 1834.
‘Rafinesque’ Of Authors.
Say, 1834, Amer. Conch.: ??.
Conrad, 1836, Monogr. Fam. Unionidae: 52, pl. 28.
(reference to Unio teres Rafinesque, 1820)
= Lampsilis teres
 
Unio gibbosus var. perobliquus Conrad, 1836.
Conrad, 1836, Monogr. Fam. Unionidae: 51, pl. 27, fig. 2.
Conrad, 1837, Monogr. Fam. Unionidae: back cover.
(intro'd as intra-sp. of Amblema gibbosa Rafinesque, 1820)
= Epioblasma perobliqua
 
Taxonomic Opinions
Unio alatus Say, 1817. — Conrad (1836: 56).
Unio fragilis Rafinesque, 1820. — Conrad (1836: 55).
Unio gibbosus (Rafinesque, 1820). — Conrad (1836: 50).
Unio gibbosus var. perobliquus Conrad, 1836. — Conrad (1836: 51).
Unio lapillus Say, 1831. — Conrad (1836: 54).
Unio niger Rafinesque, 1820. — Conrad (1836: 49).
Unio sageri Conrad, 1836. — Conrad (1836: 53).
Unio teres Rafinesque, 1820. — Conrad (1836: 52).
 
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