Epioblasma florentina   (Lea)


 
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Yellow Blossom Pearly Mussel
(Epioblasma florentina ssp. florentina (Lea))

 
syn. Plagiola florentina florentina (Lea)

 
distribution:

USA: Alabama; Kentucky; Tennessee; Virginia

 
local name:

Yellow Blossom (English)

 
size: (?)

extinction date: (?)

 
The nominate race of this species, which contains two additional subspecies, is considered extinct.

It may, however, be identical with one of the subspecies, the Tan Riffleshell (Epioblasma florentina ssp. walkeri (Wilson & H. W. Clark)), which is indeed endangered but not yet extinct.

 
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