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Wild About Illinois Mussels! - Images

These photos are copyright protected. No photographs included within this information may be used on the Internet, in publications or in any other form of media without the written permission of the photographer. All rights reserved. All mussel photos shown, except number 24, belong to Kevin Cummings of the Illinois Natural History Survey. Photo 24 is the property of Bob Warren of the Illinois State Museum.
 

 Commercial Species

 
1. threeridge (Amblema plicata)
2. Wabash pigtoe (Fusconaia flava)
 
3. washboard (Megalonaias nervosa)
4. mapleleaf (Quadrula quadrula)  
 

 Common Species

 
5. plain pocketbook (Lampsilis cardium)
6. threehorn wartyback (Obliquaria reflexa)
 
7. pimpleback (Quadrula pustulosa)
8. fawnsfoot (Truncilla donaciformis)
 
9. deertoe (Truncilla truncata
10. paper pondshell (Utterbackia imbecillis
 

 Uncommon/Rare Species

 


11. elktoe (Alasmidonta margianat)
12. purple wartyback (Cyclonaias tuberculata)
 
13. yellow sandshell (Lampsilis teres)
14. monkeyface (Quadrula metanerva)
 
 
15. pistolgrip (Tritogonia verrucosa)
16. ellipse (Venustaconcha ellipsiformis)  
 

 Threatened/Endangered Species

 
17. fanshell (Cyprogenia stegaria)
18. butterfly (Ellipsaria lineolata
 
19. spike (Elliptio dilatata)
20. snuffbox (Epioblasma triquetra)
 


21. wavy-rayed lampmussel (Lampsilis fasciola)
22. clubshell (Pleurobema clava)
 
23. sheepnose (Plethobasus cyphyus)
24. kidneyshell (Ptychobranchus fasciolaris)
 
25. rabbitsfoot (Quadrula cylindrica)
26. rainbow (Villosa iris)
 

 Extinct Species

 
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27. leafshell (Epioblasma flexuosa)
28. round combshell (Epioblasma personata)
 
29. Tennessee riffleshell (Epioblasma propinqua)
30. tubercled blossom (Epioblasma torulosa)  
 

 Introduced Species

 
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31. zebra mussels (Dreissena polymorpha) (attached to Potamilus alatus, pink heelsplitter)
32. Asian clam (Corbicula fluminea