Epioblasma flexuosa   (Rafinesque)


 
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Arcuate Pearly Mussel; Leafshell
(Epioblasma flexuosa)

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

 
distribution:

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.

 
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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'

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