MUSSELp
 
Mussel of the
Month
 
 
 
 

Page last updated
2 December 2022

Mussel of the Month

The 2022 Mussels of the Month!

December 2022

MulleriaMulleria rivoli (Etheriidae, South America)

The December 2022 Mussel of the Month is Mulleria rivoli. Mulleria is a monotypic genus endemic to the Rio Magdalena in South America.

 

November 2022

NephronaiasNephronaias aztecorum (Unionidae, Central America)

The November 2022 Mussel of the Month is Nephronaias aztecorum. Nephronaias is a genus of a couple dozen species in Central America.

 

October 2022

PleiodonPleiodon spekii (Iridinidae, Africa)

The October 2022 Mussel of the Month is Pleiodon spekii. Pleiodon is a genus of two species endemic to Africa.

 

September 2022

ParreysiaParreysia corrugata (Unionidae, East Asia)

The September 2022 Mussel of the Month is Parreysia corrugata. Parreysia is a genus of six species from India and Myanmar.

 

August 2022

ArcuneopsisArcuneopsis pisciculus (Unionidae, East Asia)

The August 2022 Mussel of the Month is Arcuneopsis pisciculus. Arcuneopsis is a monotypic genus endemic to China.

 

July 2022

CastaliaCastalia martensi (Hyriidae, South America)

The July 2022 Mussel of the Month is Castalia martensi. Castalia is a genus of 13 species in South America.

 

June 2022

PleurobemaPleurobema sintoxia (Unionidae, North America)

The June 2022 Mussel of the Month is Pleurobema sintoxia. Pleurobema is a genus of 23 currently recognized species found in eastern North America.

 

May 2022

TrapezidensTrapezidens exolescens (Unionidae, East Asia)

The May 2022 Mussel of the Month is Trapezidens exolescens. Trapezidens is a genus of five species endemic to Myanmar.

 

April 2022

MycetopodaMycetopoda soleniformis (Mycetopodidae, South America)

The April 2022 Mussel of the Month is Mycetopoda soleniformis. Mycetopoda is a genus of four species, distributed in Central and South America.

 

March 2022

PotamilusPotamilus capax (Unionidae, North America)

The March 2022 Mussel of the Month is Potamilus capax. Potamilus is a genus of 10 species found in the eastern portion of North America.

 

February 2022

AnodontitesAnodontites patagonica (Mycetopodidae, South America)

The February 2022 Mussel of the Month is Anodontites patagonica. Anodontites is a genus of 26 species distributed from Central America to southern South America.

 

January 2022

SolenaiaSinosolenaia recognita (Unionidae, East Asia)

The January 2022 Mussel of the Month is Sinosolenaia recognita. Sinosolenaia is genus of four species from eastern Asia.

 

 
NSF icon MUSSEL icon
"Making the world a better place, one mollusk at a time."