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Thu 04 Jul 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, west to the Suwanee. [North America]
IUCN Red List: Lower Risk/near threatened, Data Deficient (Elliptio waltoni).
Nature Serve: G1G2Q (Elliptio waltoni), G3.
Other web sites: ITIS MolluscaBase.

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

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

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

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

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

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. Introduced to various localities in the Interior basin. [North America]
Genbank sequences: 16S, 18S, 28S, COI, ND1, mtGenome.
IUCN Red List: Least Concern.
Nature Serve: G5.
Other web sites: ITIS MolluscaBase.

Elliptio congaraea (Lea, 1831)
24 synonyms | 15 specimens
Range: Southern Atlantic Slope, from the Ogeechee River north to the Cape Fear, USA. [North America]
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 MolluscaBase.

Elliptio crassidens (Lamarck, 1819)
13 synonyms | 5 specimens
Range: Widespread in the Interior Basin and eastern Gulf Coastal Plain, North America. An isolated population in the St. Mary’s of Peninsular Florida. [North America]
Genbank sequences: 16S, COI, ITS1, ND1.
IUCN Red List: Least Concern.
Nature Serve: G5.
Other web sites: ITIS MolluscaBase.

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

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

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

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

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. [North America]
IUCN Red List: Data Deficient.
Nature Serve: G1G2.
Other web sites: ITIS MolluscaBase.

Elliptio fumata (Lea, 1857)
12 synonyms | 12 specimens
Range: Apalachicola Basin, Georgia and Florida, USA. [North America]
Genbank sequences: 5.8S, COI, ITS1.
Nature Serve: G4.
Other web sites: ITIS MolluscaBase.

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

Elliptio icterina (Conrad, 1834)
39 synonyms | 23 specimens
Range: Southern Atlantic Slope, from Georgia north to Virginia, USA. [North America]
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 MolluscaBase.

Elliptio jayensis (Lea, 1838)
33 synonyms | 31 specimens
Range: Native range extends from Peninsular Florida west to the Ochlockonee, USA. Introduced to the Apalachicola Basin. [North America]
Genbank sequences: COI, ND1.
IUCN Red List: Least Concern (Elliptio buckleyi), Least Concern.
Nature Serve: G5 (Elliptio buckleyi), G4.
Other web sites: ITIS MolluscaBase.

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

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

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

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

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

Elliptio occulta (Lea, 1843)
9 synonyms | 6 specimens
Range: Suwanee east to the St. Marys, Florida, USA. [North America]
Other web sites: ITIS MolluscaBase.

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

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

Elliptio purpurella (Lea, 1857)
1 synonym | 1 specimen
Range: In Gulf Coastal drainages from the Choctawhatchee to the Ochlockonee, Alabama, Florida and Georgia, USA. [North America]
Genbank sequences: COI, ND1.
Nature Serve: G2.
Other web sites: ITIS MolluscaBase.

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

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

Elliptio spinosa (Lea, 1836)
1 synonym | 2 specimens
Range: Endemic to the Altamaha Basin, southern Atlantic Slope, Georgia. [North America]
Genbank sequences: COI, ITS1, ND1.
IUCN Red List: Endangered.
Nature Serve: G1G2 LE: Listed endangered.
Other web sites: ITIS MolluscaBase.

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.

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