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Freshwater Mussel Identification

                                    Black Sandshell (Ligumis recta)     

 Top: Male Black Sandshell - Posterior end pointed

 Bottom: Female Black Sandshell - Posterior end rounded        

 

 

 

Creeper (Strophitus undulatus)

 

 

 

Threehorn Wartyback (Obliquaria reflexa)

Elktoe (Alasmidonta marginata)

Flutedshell (Lasmigona costata)

Rainbow (Villosa iris)

Pimpleback (Quadrula pustulosa)

Rayed Bean (Villosa fabalis)

 

Purple Wartyback

 (Cyclonaias tuberculata)

 

                         Round Hickorynut                             Deertoe

                     (Obovaria subrotunda)                   (Truncilla truncata)

     

 

                           Threeridge                          Northern Riffleshell

                      (Amblema plicata)              (Epioblasma torulosa rangiana)

                                                                Left: Quadrate in male,  Right: Oval in females

 

                     Top: Wabash Pigtoe              Flutedshell, Purple Wartyback

                       (Fusconaria flava)                        & Threeridge

                     Bottom: Round Pigtoe

                     (Pleurobema sintoxia)

 

                    Wavyrayed Lampmussel                       Snuffbox

                       (Lampsilis fasciola)                  (Epioblasma triquetra)

 

                              Mapleleaf                              Pink Heelsplitter

                      (Quadrula quadrula)                     (Potamilus alatus)

 

                   

                                    Mucket                                  Kidneyshell

                    (Actinonaias ligamentina)          (Ptychobranchus fasciolaris)

 

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