Mussel of the

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Mussel of the Month

The 2011 Mussels of the Month.

December 2011

Acuticosta chinensisAcuticosta chinensis (Unionidae, Indotropical)

The December 2011 Mussel of the Month is Acuticosta chinensis. Acuticosta is a genus of six species from the Yangtze River in China.

November 2011

Oxynaia jourdyiOxynaia jourdyi (Unionidae, Indotropical)

The November 2011 Mussel of the Month is Oxynaia jourdyi. Oxynaia is a genus of five species ranging from Indochina west to Burma.

October 2011

Lampsilis virescensLampsilis virescens (Unionidae, Nearctic)

The October 2011 Mussel of the Month is Lampsilis virescens. Lampsilis is a genus of 24 species in eastern North America.

September 2011

Unionetta fabaginaUnionetta fabagina (Unionidae, Indotropical)

The September 2011 Mussel of the Month is Unionetta fabagina. Unionetta is a genus of only two species in the Mekong River of southeastern Asia.

August 2011

Friersonia iridellaFriersonia iridella (Unionidae, Neotropical)

The August 2011 Mussel of the Month is Friersonia iridella. Friersonia is a monotypic genus known only from southern Mexico.

July 2011

Fossula fossiculiferaFossula fossiculifera (Mycetopodidae, Neotropical)

The July 2011 Mussel of the Month is Fossula fossiculifera. Fossula is a monotypic genus from tropical South America.

June 2011

Ctenodesma scheibeneriCtenodesma scheibeneri (Unionidae, Indotropical)

The June 2011 Mussel of the Month is Ctenodesma scheibeneri. Ctenodesma is a genus of two species endemic to the island of Borneo.

May 2011

Obovaria unicolorObovaria unicolor (Unionidae, Neotropical)

The May 2011 Mussel of the Month is Obovaria unicolor. Obovaria is a genus of 6 species found in eastern North America.

April 2011

Chambardia wissmanniChambardia wissmanni (Iridinidae, Afrotropicall)

The April 2011 Mussel of the Month is Chambardia wissmanni. Chambardia is represented by 11 species in the Afrotropics. The genus is known from most major basins on the continent.

March 2011

Sinanodonta woodianaSinanodonta woodiana (Unionidae, Palearctic-Indotropical)

The March 2011 Mussel of the Month is Sinanodonta woodiana. The genus Sinaodonta is native to eastern Asia, but one of the two species has been widely introduced.

February 2011

Uniomerus columbensisUniomerus columbensis (Unionidae, Nearctic)

The February 2011 Mussel of the Month is Uniomerus columbensis. Uniomerus is a genus of four species that is widespread in the Interior and eastern coastal basins of North America.

January 2011

Lamprotula gottscheiLamprotula gottschei (Unionidae, Indotropical)

The January 2011 Mussel of the Month is Lamprotula gottschei. Lamprotula is a genus of around 20 species that ranges from tropical Asia north to Korea and Japan.

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