Epioblasma flexuosa   (Rafinesque)

Arcuate Pearly Mussel; Leafshell
(Epioblasma flexuosa)

syn. Margaron foliatus (Hildreth), Plagiola flexuosa (Rafinesque), Truncilla foliata (Hildreth), Unio flexuosus (Rafinesque)


USA: Alabama; Illinois; Indiana; Kentucky; Ohio; Tennessee

local name:

Leafshell (English)

size: (?)

extinction date: last seen in 1900

The Arcuate Pearly Mussel was once distributed in several river systems, that stretched over six of the US-American States, Alabama, Illinois, Indiana, Kentucky, Ohio as well as Tennessee.

This species was last collected in the year 1900 and is considered extinct since.


Arcuate Pearly Mussel (Epioblasma flexuosa)

Depiction from: 'T. A. Conrad: Monography of the family Unionidae; or Naiades of Lamarck (freshwater bivalve shells) of North America. Philadelphia, J. Dobson, 1836'