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Page last updated
8 October 2018

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

Cuneopsis
Cuneopsis

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Diaurora

Inversiunio
Inversiunio

Lepidodesma
Lepidodesma

Nodularia
Nodularia douglasiae

Rhombuniopsis
Nodularia jourdyi

Rhombuniopsis
Rhombuniopsis

 

Schistodesmus
Schistodesmus

   

Tribe Lanceolariini

Lanceolaria
Lanceolaria grayana

Lanceolaria
Lanceolaria gladiola

Arconaia
Arconaia

 

Tribe ANODONTINI
(Old World anodontines)

Anodonta
Anodonta

Anemina
Anemina

Cristaria
Cristaria

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Pletholophus

Pseudanodonta
Pseudanodonta

Simpsonella
Simpsonella

Sinanodonta
Sinanodonta

(New World anodontines)

Alasmidonta
Alasmidonta

Anodontoides
Anodontoides

Arcidens
Arcidens

Lasmigona
Lasmigona

Pegias
Pegias

Pseudodontoideus
Pseudodontoideus

PyganodonPyganodon

Simpsonaias
Simpsonaias

Strophitus
Strophitus

Utterbackia
Utterbackia

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Utterbackiana

Subfamily AMBLEMINAE
Tribe AMBLEMINI

 

Amblema
Amblema

 

Tribe QUADRULINI

Quadrula
Quadrula

Amphinaias
Cyclonaias
pustulosa

Cyclonaias
Cyclonaias tuberculata

Megalonaias
Megalonaias

 

Theliderma
Theliderma

Tritogonia
Tritogonia


Tribe PLEUROBEMINI

Pleurobema
Pleurobema


Elliptio

Elliptoideus
Elliptoideus

Eurynia
Eurynia

Fusconaia
Fusconaia flava

Hemistena
Hemistena

Hemistena
Parvaspina

Pleuronaia
Plethobasus

 

Pleuronaia
Pleuronaia

 

 

Tribe LAMPSILINI

Lampsilis
Lampsilis cardium

Lampsilis
Lampsilis virescens

Arotonaias
Actinonaias

Arotonaias
Arotonaias

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Cambarunio

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
Leaunio

Obliquaria
Lemiox

Leptodea
Leptodea

Ligumia
Ligumia

Obliquaria
Medionidus

Obliquaria
Obliquaria

Obovaria
Obovaria

Ortmanniana
Ortmanniana

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Pachynaias

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Paetulunio

Potamilus
Potamilus

Ptychobranchus
Ptychobranchus

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Sagittunio

Toxolasma
Toxolasma

Truncilla
Truncilla

Toxolasma
Venustaconcha

 

Villosa
Villosa

 

 

incertae sedis Ambleminae

Barynaias
Barynaias

Martensnaias
Martensnaias

Micronaias
Micronaias

Micronaias
Nephritica

Nephronaias
Nephronaias

Amblema
Plectomerus

Popenaias
Popenaias

Psoronaias
Psoronaias

Psorula
Psorula

Fusconaia
Reginaia

Reticulatus
Reticulatus

Sphenonaias
Sphenonaias

 

Uniomerus
Uniomerus

 

 

Subfamily GONIDEINAE
Tribe GONIDEINI

Gonidea
Gonidea

Leguminaia
Leguminaia

Leguminaia
Microcondylaea

Solenaia
Solenaia

Tribe CHAMBERLAINIINI

 

Chamberlainia
Chamberlainia

Sinohyriopsis
Sinohyriopsis

 

Tribe Lamprotulini

Lamprotula
Lamprotula

Potomida
Potomida

Prohyriopsis
Pronodularia

 

Tribe Pseudodontini

Pseudodon
Pseudodon

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Bineurus

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Monodontina

Pilsbryoconcha
Pilsbryoconcha

incertae sedis Gonideinae

Discomya
Discomya

Inversidens
Inversidens

Pseudodontopsis
Pseudodontopsis

Ptychorhynchus
Ptychorhynchus

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

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Trapezidens

 

Tribe INDOCHINELLINI

Radiatula
Indochinella

Harmandia
Harmandia

Radiatula
Radiatula

Scabies
Scabies

 

Pseudobaphia biesiana
Unionetta

   

incertae sedis Parreysiinae

 

Arcidens
Arcidopsis

 

 

Subfamily RECTIDENTINAE
Tribe RECTIDENTINI

Rectidens
Rectidens

Ensidens
Ensidens

Hyriopsis bialatus
Hyriopsis

 

Tribe CONTRADENTINI

Contradens
Contradens

Physunio
Physunio

Trapezidens
Trapezoideus

 

incertae sedis Rectidentinae

Caudiculatus
Caudiculatus

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Elongaria

Haasodonta
Haasodonta

Pressidens
Pressidens

 

Prohyriopsis
Prohyriopsis

 

 

incertae sedis Unionidae

Ctenodesma
Ctenodesma

Germainaia
Germainaia

Protunio
Protunio

Pseudobaphia biesiana
Pseudobaphia

 

Schepmania
Schepmania

 

 

Family MARGARITIFERIDAE
Subfamily MARGARITIFERINAE

Margaritifera
Margaritifera

Margaritifera
Cumberlandia

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Pseudunio

Subfamily GIBBOSULINAE

 

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Gibbosula

   

Family HYRIIDAE
Subfamily VELESUNIONINAE

Velesunio
Velesunio

Alathyria
Alathyria

Westralunio
Westralunio

Microdontia
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 HRYIINI

Prisodon
Prisodon

Castaliella
Triplodon

Tribe CASTALIINI

Castalia
Castalia

Castaliella
Castaliella

Castaliella
Callonaia

incertae sedis Hyriinae

 

Echyridella
Echyridella

   

Family ETHERIIDAE

Etheria
Etheria

Acostaea
Acostaea

Pseudomulleria
Pseudomulleria

Bartlettia
Bartlettia

Family MYCETOPODIDAE
Subfamily MYCETOPODINAE

Mycetopoda
Mycetopoda

Mycetopodella
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
Subfamily IRIDININAE

Chelidonopsis
Mutela

Chelidonopsis
Chelidonopsis

Pleiodon
Pleiodon

 

Subfamily ASPATHARIINAE

Aspatharia
Aspatharia

Chambardia
Chambardia wahlbergi

Chambardia
Chambardia wissmanni

Moncetia
Moncetia

 
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