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Table Bc04: Mussel Species in the Current River Watershed

Table Bc04: Mussel Species in the Current River Watershed

Mussel species distribution within the Current River Watershed (MDC 1998b, MoRAP 2000b, MNHP 2001a). Note: Location data not given for species of conservation concern.
Common Name Scientific Name U C R S V C R S C M C R P C C R B C L C R L B R
Mucket Actinonaias ligamentina               X
Elktoe Alasmidonta marginata                
Slippershell Mussel Alasmidonta viridis                
Threeridge Amblema plicata             X X
Asiatic Clam Corbicula fluminea       X   X X X
Purple Wartyback Cyclonaias tuberculata       X   X X X
Western Fanshell Cyprogenia aberti                
Spike Elliptio dilatata     X X     X X
Elephantear Elliptio crassidens                
Curtis Pearlymussel Epioblasma florentina curtisi                
Snuffbox Epioblasma triquetra                
Ebonyshell Fusconaia ebena                
Wabash Pigtoe Fusconaia flava             X X
Ozark Pigtoe Fusconaia ozarkensis X   X X   X X  
Pink Mucket Lampsilis abrupta                
Ozark Broken-ray Lampsilis r. brevicula X     X   X X X
Northern Broken-ray Lampsilis r. brittsi           X X X
Pocketbook Lampsilis cardium       X     X X
Arkansas Broken-ray Lampsilis r. reeviana X   X X       X
Fatmucket Lampsilis siliquoidea             X X
Yellow Sandshell Lampsilis teres             X X
Fluted Shell Lasmigona costata       X   X X X
White Heelsplitter Lasmigona c. complanata               X
Black Sandshell Ligumia recta                
Pondmussel Ligumia subrostrata               X
Washboard Megalonaias nervosa               X
Threehorn Wartyback Obliquaria reflexa               X
Bankclimber Plectomerus dombeyanus                
Round Pigtoe Pleurobema sintoxia     X X   X X X
Bleufer Potamilus purpuratus               X
Ouachita Kidneyshell Ptychobranchus occidentalis                
Giant Floater Pyganodon grandis grandis               X
Pimpleback Quadrula pustulosa               X
Squawfoot Strophitus undulatus       X       X
Purple Lilliput Toxolasma lividus                
Lilliput Toxolasma parvus               X
Pistolgrip Tritogonia verrucosa             X X
Deertoe Truncilla truncata               X
Fawnsfoot Truncilla donaciformis               X
Paper Pondshell Utterbackia imbecillis     X         X
Ellipse Venustaconcha ellipsiformis               X
Rainbow Villosa iris X   X X   X   X
Little Spectaclecase Villosa lienosa               X
  • MCR= Middle Current River
  • PC=Pike Creek
  • CRBC=Current River-Buffalo Creek
  • LBR=Little Black River
  • UCR= Upper Current River
  • SV= Spring Valley
  • CRSC=Current River-Sinking Creek
  • LCR= Lower Current River
  • MCR= Middle Current River
  • PC=Pike Creek
  • CRBC=Current River-Buffalo Creek
  • LBR=Little Black River

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