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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!

This page reports the specimens in the MUSSELpdb and provides a map if geocodes are known. The taxonomic history reports the record of different names and combinations that have been applied to this species (and its synonyms) since 2007.

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species Elliptio purpurella (Lea, 1857): specimens
     1 nominal species

Taxonomic History (since 2007)

Elliptio purpurellaGraf & Cummings (2007), Williams et al. (2008), Cummings & Graf (2010), Bogan (2010), ..., Graf & Cummings (2021), FMCS (2021), Hopper et al. (2023), MolluscaBase (2024)
Elliptio purpurellusHaag (2012)

Range: In Gulf Coastal drainages from the Choctawhatchee to the Ochlockonee, Alabama, Florida and Georgia, USA.

Map of Georeferenced Specimens
species map



Flint R., Albany, Georgia


Page updated: 10:34:03 Mon 15 Jul 2024

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