Mussels and Clams Album 1

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There are a variety of  Freshwater Mussels and Clams that live in the Darby Watershed.  There are many varieties and a good sampling of these mussels and clams are listed here.  

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Asian Clam

(Corbicula fluminea)

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Black Sandshell

(Ligumia recta)

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Deertoe

(Truncilla truncata)

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Elktoe Mussel

(Alasmidonta marginata)

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Elephant Ear

(Elliptio crassidens)

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Fatmucket

(Lampsilis siliquoidea)

Fawnsfoot

(Truncilla donaciformis)

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Fingernail Clam

(Sphaeriidae)

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Fingernail Clam- size perspective

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Flutedshell

(Lasmigona costata)

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Flutedshell

(Lasmigona costata)

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Fragile Papershell

(Leptodea fragilis)

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Giant Floater

(Anodonta grandis)

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Kidneyshell

(Ptychobranchus fasciolaris)

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Northern Riffleshell

(Epioblasma torulosa rangiana)

Pimpleback

(Quadrula pustulosa)

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Pink Papershell

(Potamilus ohiensis)

Pistolgrip Mussel

(Tritogonia verrucosa)

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Pocketbook

(Lampsilis Ovata)

Pondhorn

(Uniomerus tetralamus)

 

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Last updated: April 7, 2009.