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Page last updated
7 August 2017

Mussel of the Month

Taxonomic Summary

Each month since August 2003, we have posted a new Mussel of the Month on this site. Our objective is to show the wide diversity of freshwater mussels by sampling from different family-groups at the genus level. This, of course, biases our sample toward the speciose lineages of North America and southeastern Asia.

 

Family Unionidae
Subfamily Unioninae
Tribe Unionini

Unio pictorum
Unio pictorum

Unio crassus
Unio crassus

Cafferia
Unio caffer

Aculamprotula
Aculamprotula

Acuticosta
Acuticosta

Arconaia
Arconaia

Cuneopsis
Cuneopsis

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Diaurora

Inversiunio
Inversiunio

Lanceolaria
Lanceolaria

Lepidodesma
Lepidodesma

Nodularia
Nodularia

 

Rhombuniopsis
Rhombuniopsis

Schistodesmus
Schistodesmus

 

Tribe Anodontini
(Old World anodontines)

Anodonta
Anodonta

Anemina
Anemina

Cristaria
Cristaria

Pseudanodonta
Pseudanodonta

Simpsonella
Simpsonella

Sinanodonta
Sinanodonta

(New World anodontines)

Alasmidonta
Alasmidonta

Anodontoides
Anodontoides

Arcidens
Arcidens

Lasmigona
Lasmigona

Pegias
Pegias

PyganodonPyganodon

Simpsonaias
Simpsonaias

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Strophitus

Utterbackia
Utterbackia

Subfamily Ambleminae
Tribe Amblemini

Amblema
Amblema

Amblema
Plectomerus

Popenaias
Popenaias

Tribe Quadrulini

Quadrula
Quadrula

Amphinaias
Amphinaias

Cyclonaias
Cyclonaias

Megalonaias
Megalonaias

Psoronaias
Psoronaias

Psorula
Psorula

Theliderma
Theliderma

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Tritogonia

Tribe Pleurobemini

Pleurobema
Pleurobema

Barynaias
Barynaias

Elliptio
Elliptio

Elliptoideus
Elliptoideus

Fusconaia
Fusconaia flava

Fusconaia
Fusconaia ebena

Hemistena
Hemistena

Martensnaias
Martensnaias

Micronaias
Micronaias

Micronaias
Nephritica

Nephronaias
Nephronaias

Pleuronaia
Plethobasus

Pleuronaia
Pleuronaia

Reticulatus
Reticulatus

Sphenonaias
Sphenonaias

Uniomerus
Uniomerus

Tribe Lampsilini

Lampsilis
Lampsilis cardium

Lampsilis
Lampsilis virescens

Arotonaias
Actinonaias

Arotonaias
Arotonaias

Cyprogenia
Cyprogenia

Cyrtonaias
Cyrtonaias

Delphinonaias
Delphinonaias

Disconaias
Disconaias

Dromus
Dromus

Ellipsaria
Ellipsaria

Epioblasma
Epioblasma flexuosa

Epioblasma
Epioblasma capsaeformis

Friersonia
Friersonia

Glebula
Glebula

Hamiota
Hamiota

Obliquaria
Lemiox

Leptodea
Leptodea

Ligumia
Ligumia

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Medionidus

Obliquaria
Obliquaria

Obovaria
Obovaria

Ortmanniana
Ortmanniana

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Pachynaias

Potamilus
Potamilus

Ptychobranchus
Ptychobranchus

Toxolasma
Toxolasma

Truncilla
Truncilla

Toxolasma
Venustaconcha

 

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Villosa

 

 

Subfamily "Gonideinae"

Gonidea
Gonidea

(Potomida-group)

Chamberlainia
Chamberlainia

Discomya
Discomya

Hyriopsis bialatus
Hyriopsis

Inversidens
Inversidens

Lamprotula
Lamprotula

Leguminaia
Leguminaia

Leguminaia
Microcondylaea

Potomida
Potomida

Prohyriopsis
Prohyriopsis

Prohyriopsis
Pronodularia

Pseudodontopsis
Pseudodontopsis

 

(Pseudodon-group)

Physunio
Physunio

Pilsbryoconcha
Pilsbryoconcha

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Pseudodon

Solenaia
Solenaia

Subfamily MODELLNAIINAE

 

Modellnaia
Modellnaia

 

 

Subfamily PARREYSIINAE
Tribe PARREYSIINI

 

Parreysia
Parreysia

 

 

Tribe COELATURINI

Coelatura
Coelatura aegyptiaca

Coelatura
Coelatura lobensis

Brazzaea
Brazzaea

Grandidieria
Grandidieria

Nitia
Nitia

Nyassunio
Nyassunio

Prisodontopsis
Prisodontopsis aviculaeformis

Mweruella
Prisodontopsis mweruensis

 

Pseudospatha
Pseudospatha

 

 

Tribe LAMELLIDENTINI

 

Lamellidens
Lamellidens

 

 

Tribe OXYNAIINI

Oxynaia
Oxynaia

Radiatula
Radiatula

Scabies
Scabies

 

incertae sedis Parreysiinae

 

Arcidens
Arcidopsis

 

 

Subfamily RECTIDENTINAE

Rectidens
Rectidens

Caudiculatus
Caudiculatus

Contradens
Contradens

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Elongaria

Ensidens
Ensidens

Haasodonta
Haasodonta

Pressidens
Pressidens

Trapezoideus
Trapezoideus

incertae sedis Unionidae

Ctenodesma
Ctenodesma

Germainaia
Germainaia

Harmandia
Harmandia

Protunio
Protunio

Pseudobaphia biesiana
Pseudobaphia

Ptychorhynchus
Ptychorhynchus

Schepmania
Schepmania

Pseudobaphia biesiana
Unionetta

Family Margaritiferidae

Margaritifera
Margaritifera margaritifera

Margaritifera
Margaritifera monodonta

Family Hyriidae
Subfamily Velesunioninae

Velesunio
Velesunio

Alathyria
Alathyria

Westralunio
Westralunio

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Microdontia

Lortiella
Lortiella

Subfamily Hyriinae
Tribe Hyridellini

Hyridella depressa
Hyridella depressa

Hyridella glenelgensis
Hyridella glenelgensis

Cucumerunio
Cucumerunio

Virgus
Virgus

Tribe Rhipidodontini

 

Diplodon
Diplodon chilensis

Diplodon
Diplodon parallelopipedon

Tribe Hyriini

Prisodon
Prisodon

Castaliella
Triplodon

Tribe Castaliini

Castalia
Castalia

Castaliella
Castaliella

Castaliella
Callonaia

incertae sedis Hyriinae

 

Echyridella
Echyridella

   

Family Etheridae

Etheria
Etheria

Acostaea
Acostaea

Pseudomulleria
Pseudomulleria

Bartlettia
Bartlettia

Family Mycetopodidae
Subfamily Mycetopodinae

Mycetopoda
Mycetopoda

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Mycetopodella

Subfamily Monocondylaeinae

Monocondylaea
Monocondylaea

Tamsiella
Tamsiella

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Haasica

Tamsiella
Iheringella

Fossula
Fossula

Diplodontites
Diplodontites

Subfamily Leilinae

Leila
Leila

Subfamily Anodontitinae

Anodontites
Anodontites

Lamproscapha
Lamproscapha

Family Iridinidae

Chelidonopsis
Mutela

Chelidonopsis
Chelidonopsis

Pleiodon
Pleiodon

Aspatharia
Aspatharia

Chambardia
Chambardia wahlbergi

Chambardia
Chambardia wissmanni

Moncetia
Moncetia

 
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