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Thu 07 Mar 2019

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

FM(U)otW(aolcb) is the web version of the MUSSEL Project Database. Follow the links to browse the data or use the custom Google search field. Either way, you win!

For each valid genus, the valid species are listed, Recent taxa first. Click here for the generic synonymy.

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Bivalvia | Unionoida | Unionoidea | Unionidae | Ambleminae | Pleurobemini

genus Elliptio Rafinesque, 1819: valid species

Elliptio ahenea (Lea, 1843)
3 synonyms | 3 specimens
Range: Florida. [Nearctic]
IUCN Red List: Lower Risk/near threatened, Data Deficient (Elliptio waltoni).
Nature Serve: G1G2Q (Elliptio waltoni), G3.
Other web sites: ITIS WoRMs.

Elliptio angustata (Lea, 1831)
3 synonyms | 2 specimens
Range: Virginia to Georgia, southern Atlantic Slope, USA. [Nearctic]
Genbank sequences: COI, ND1.
IUCN Red List: Least Concern.
Nature Serve: G4.
Other web sites: ITIS WoRMs.

Elliptio arca (Conrad, 1834)
5 synonyms | 4 specimens
Range: The Mobile Basin west to Louisiana, eastern Gulf Coastal Plain, USA. [Nearctic]
Genbank sequences: COI, ITS1, ND1.
IUCN Red List: Data Deficient.
Nature Serve: G2G3Q.
Other web sites: ITIS WoRMs.

Elliptio arctata (Conrad, 1834)
8 synonyms | 7 specimens
Range: Disjunct distribution in the eastern Gulf Coastal Plain and southern Atlantic Slope, USA. [Nearctic]
Genbank sequences: COI, ITS1, ND1.
Nature Serve: G2G3Q.
Other web sites: ITIS WoRMs.

Elliptio chipolaensis (Walker, 1905)
1 synonym | 3 specimens
Range: Chipola River and nearby streams, eastern Gulf Coastal Plain, USA. [Nearctic]
IUCN Red List: Endangered.
Nature Serve: G1 LT: Listed threatened.
Other web sites: ITIS WoRMs.

Elliptio cistellaeformis (Lea, 1863)
2 synonyms | 1 specimen
Range: North Carolina, southern Atlantic Slope. [Nearctic]
IUCN Red List: Least Concern.
Nature Serve: G4.
Other web sites: ITIS WoRMs.

Elliptio complanata (Lightfoot, 1786)
96 synonyms | 72 specimens
Range: Widespread from the Hudson Bay and the Great Lakes basins, and down the Atlantic Slope to Georgia, North America. [Nearctic]
Genbank sequences: 16S, 18S, 28S, COI, ND1, mtGenome.
IUCN Red List: Least Concern.
Nature Serve: G5.
Other web sites: ITIS WoRMs.

Elliptio congaraea (Lea, 1831)
24 synonyms | 15 specimens
Range: Southern Atlantic Slope, from the Ogeechee River north to the Cape Fear, USA. [Nearctic]
Genbank sequences: 16S, COI, ND1.
IUCN Red List: Least Concern (Elliptio waccamawensis), Lower Risk/near threatened.
Nature Serve: G2G3Q (Elliptio waccamawensis), G3.
Other web sites: ITIS 2 WoRMs.

Elliptio crassidens (Lamarck, 1819)
13 synonyms | 5 specimens
Range: Widespread in the Interior Basin and eastern Gulf Coastal Plain, North America. [Nearctic]
Genbank sequences: 16S, COI, ITS1, ND1.
IUCN Red List: Least Concern.
Nature Serve: G5.
Other web sites: ITIS WoRMs.

Elliptio dariensis (Lea, 1842)
2 synonyms | 1 specimen
Range: Altamaha Basin on the southern Atlantic Slope, south into Florida, USA. [Nearctic]
Genbank sequences: 16S, COI.
IUCN Red List: Lower Risk/near threatened.
Nature Serve: G3.
Other web sites: ITIS WoRMs.

Elliptio downiei (Lea, 1858)
5 synonyms | 3 specimens
Range: Satilla River, Georgia, southern Atlantic Slope. [Nearctic]
IUCN Red List: Least Concern.
Nature Serve: G3.
Other web sites: ITIS WoRMs.

Elliptio fisheriana (Lea, 1838)
2 synonyms | 1 specimen
Range: Atlantic Slope from Virginia north to Pennsylvania. [Nearctic]
Genbank sequences: 16S, COI, ND1.
IUCN Red List: Least Concern.
Nature Serve: G4.
Other web sites: ITIS WoRMs.

Elliptio folliculata (Lea, 1838)
4 synonyms | 4 specimens
Range: Cape Fear south to the Savannah, southern Atlantic Slope, USA. [Nearctic]
Genbank sequences: 16S, COI, ND1.
IUCN Red List: Least Concern.
Nature Serve: G2G3Q.
Other web sites: ITIS WoRMs.

Elliptio fraterna (Lea, 1852)
1 synonym | 1 specimen
Range: Disjunct distribution in the Choctawhatchee and upper Chattahoochee rivers in eastern Gulf Coastal Plain and the upper Savannah on the southern Atlantic Slope, USA. [Nearctic]
IUCN Red List: Data Deficient.
Nature Serve: G1G2.
Other web sites: ITIS WoRMs.

Elliptio fumata (Lea, 1857)
12 synonyms | 12 specimens
Range: Known only from the Chattahoochee River Basin, Georgia. [Nearctic]
Genbank sequences: 5.8S, COI, ITS1.
Nature Serve: G4.
Other web sites: ITIS WoRMs.

Elliptio hopetonensis (Lea, 1838)
5 synonyms | 2 specimens
Range: Endemic to the Altamaha River, southern Atlantic Slope, Georgia. [Nearctic]
Genbank sequences: COI, ND1.
IUCN Red List: Least Concern.
Nature Serve: G4.
Other web sites: ITIS WoRMs.

Elliptio icterina (Conrad, 1834)
39 synonyms | 23 specimens
Range: Southern Atlantic Slope, from Georgia north to Virginia, USA. [Nearctic]
Genbank sequences: 16S, COI, ND1.
IUCN Red List: Least Concern (Elliptio errans), Data Deficient (Elliptio cylindracea).
Nature Serve: G1G2Q (Elliptio lugubris), G2Q (Elliptio errans), G3G4Q (Elliptio raveneli), G2G3Q (Elliptio hepatica), G5Q.
Other web sites: ITIS 2 3 4 5 WoRMs.

Elliptio jayensis (Lea, 1838)
33 synonyms | 31 specimens
Range: Florida. Introduced to the Apalachicola Basin. [Nearctic]
Genbank sequences: COI, ND1.
IUCN Red List: Least Concern (Elliptio buckleyi), Least Concern.
Nature Serve: G5 (Elliptio buckleyi), G4.
Other web sites: ITIS WoRMs.

Elliptio lanceolata (Lea, 1828)
14 synonyms | 7 specimens
Range: Discontinuous distribution on the eastern Gulf Coastal and southern Atlantic Slope, USA. [Nearctic]
Genbank sequences: COI.
IUCN Red List: Lower Risk/near threatened.
Nature Serve: G2G3 PT: Proposed threatened.
Other web sites: ITIS WoRMs.

Elliptio marsupiobesa Fuller, 1972
1 synonym | 1 specimen
Range: Cape Fear River, southern Atlantic Slope, North Carolina. [Nearctic]
Nature Serve: G3Q.
Other web sites: ITIS WoRMs.

Elliptio mcmichaeli Clench & Turner, 1956
3 synonyms | 1 specimen
Range: Endemic to the Choctawhatchee Basin, eastern Gulf Coastal Plain, USA. [Nearctic]
Genbank sequences: COI, ND1.
IUCN Red List: Near Threatened.
Nature Serve: G2G3.
Other web sites: ITIS WoRMs.

Elliptio monroensis (Lea, 1843)
5 synonyms | 5 specimens
Range: Florida. [Nearctic]
Nature Serve: G2G3.
Other web sites: ITIS WoRMs.

Elliptio nigella (Lea, 1852)
2 synonyms | 2 specimens
Range: Apalachicola Basin, eastern Gulf Coastal Plain, USA. [Nearctic]
IUCN Red List: Critically Endangered.
Nature Serve: G1.
Other web sites: ITIS WoRMs.

Elliptio occulta (Lea, 1843)
9 synonyms | 6 specimens
Range: Florida. [Nearctic]
Other web sites: ITIS WoRMs.

Elliptio producta (Conrad, 1836)
6 synonyms | 2 specimens
Range: Southern Atlantic Slope from Virginia to Georgia. [Nearctic]
Genbank sequences: 16S, COI, ND1.
IUCN Red List: Least Concern.
Nature Serve: G3Q.
Other web sites: ITIS WoRMs.

Elliptio pullata (Lea, 1856)
14 synonyms | 11 specimens
Range: In the Gulf Coastal drainages from the Escambia east to the Apalachicola, USA. [Nearctic]
Genbank sequences: COI, ND1.
Nature Serve: G5.
Other web sites: ITIS WoRMs.

Elliptio purpurella (Lea, 1857)
1 synonym | 1 specimen
Range: Endemic to the Apalachicola Basin, Alabama, Florida and Georgia. [Nearctic]
Genbank sequences: COI, ND1.
Nature Serve: G2.
Other web sites: ITIS WoRMs.

Elliptio roanokensis (Lea, 1838)
6 synonyms | 4 specimens
Range: Virginia south to the Savannah, Atlantic Slope, USA. [Nearctic]
Genbank sequences: COI, ND1.
IUCN Red List: Vulnerable.
Nature Serve: G1Q (Elliptio judithae), G3.
Other web sites: ITIS 2 WoRMs 2.

Elliptio shepardiana (Lea, 1834)
2 synonyms | 2 specimens
Range: Endemic to the Altamaha Basin, southern Atlantic Slope, Georgia. [Nearctic]
Genbank sequences: COI, ND1.
IUCN Red List: Lower Risk/near threatened.
Nature Serve: G4.
Other web sites: ITIS WoRMs.

Elliptio spinosa (Lea, 1836)
1 synonym | 3 specimens
Range: Endemic to the Altamaha Basin, southern Atlantic Slope, Georgia. [Nearctic]
Genbank sequences: COI, ITS1, ND1.
IUCN Red List: Endangered.
Nature Serve: G1G2 LE: Listed endangered.
Other web sites: ITIS WoRMs.

Elliptio albertensis (Whiteaves, 1885) (Cretaceous)
1 synonym
Range: Cretaceous, North America.

Elliptio clinopistha (White, 1883) (Tertiary)
1 synonym
Range: Eocene, North America.

Elliptio cornelliana (Maury, 1902) (Tertiary)
1 synonym
Range: Miocene, North America.

Elliptio eomargaron (Cockerell, 1915) (Tertiary)
1 synonym
Range: Eocene, North America.

Elliptio felchii (White, 1886) (Jurassic)
1 synonym
Range: Jurassic, North America.

Elliptio haydeni (Meek, 1860) (Tertiary)
1 synonym
Range: Eocene, North America.

Elliptio hubbardii (Gabb, 1868) (Cretaceous)
1 synonym
Range: Cretaceous, North America.

Elliptio nanaimoensis (Whiteaves, 1901) (Cretaceous)
2 synonyms
Range: Cretaceous, North America.

Elliptio salissiensis Russell, 1952 (Tertiary)
1 synonym
Range: Eocene, North America.

Elliptio silberlingi Russell, 1934 (Tertiary)
1 synonym
Range: Tertiary, North America.

Elliptio supragibbosa (Whiteaves, 1885) (Cretaceous)
1 synonym
Range: Cretaceous, North America.

Elliptio washakiensis (Meek, 1870) (Tertiary)
1 synonym
Range: Eocene, North America.

Page updated: 13:51:43 Thu 07 Mar 2019

 
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