Endangered Mollusks: Images


Clubshell MusselClubshell MusselPleurobema clava
Status: Endangered
Status cause: Habitat destruction and degraded water quality due to impoundments, channelization, agricultural practices, inceasing barge traffic and siltation, and reduction of water flow.
Where found: Illinois, Indiana, Kentucky, Michigan, Ohio, Pennsylvania and West Virginia

Cracking Pearly MusselCrackling Pearly MusselHemistena lata
Status: Endangered
Status cause: Habitat destruction and degraded water quality due to impoundments, channelization, agricultural practices, increasing barge traffic and siltation, and reduction of water flow.
Where found: Likely extirpated from the Midwest. Possible populations in Alabama, Indiana, Kentucky, Pennsylvania, Tennessee and Virginia waters.

Curtis'Pearly MusselCurtis' Pearly MusselEpioblasma florentina curtisi
Status: Endangered
Status cause: Habitat destruction and degraded water quality due to impoundments, channelization, agricultural practices, increasing barge traffic and siltation, and reduction of water flow.
Where found: Arkansas and possibly in Missouri

Fanshell MusselFanshell Mussel Cyprogenia stegaria
Status: Endangered
Status cause: Habitat destruction and degraded water quality due to impoundments, channelization, agricultural practices, increasing barge traffic and siltation, and reduction of water flow.
Where found: Alabama, Illinois, Indiana, Kentucky, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Tennessee, Virginia, West Virginia

Fat Pocketbook Pearly MusselFat Pocketbook Pearly Mussel Potamilus capax
Status: Endangered
Status cause: Habitat destruction and degraded water quality due to impoundments, channelization, agricultural practices, increasing barge traffic and siltation, and reduction of water flow.
Where found: Arkansas, Iowa, Illinois, Indiana, Kentucky and Missouri

Higgins' Eye Pearly MusselHiggins' Eye Pearly MusselLampsilis higginsi
Status: Endangered
Status cause: Habitat destruction and degraded water quality due to impoundments, channelization, agricultural practices, increasing barge traffic and siltation, and reduction of water flow.
Where found: Iowa, Illinois, Minnesota, Missouri and Wisconsin

Northern Riffleshell MusselNorthern Riffleshell Mussel Epioblasma torulosa
Status: Endangered
Status cause: Habitat destruction and degraded water quality due to impoundments, channelization, agricultural practices, increasing barge traffic and siltation, and reduction of water flow.
Where found: Illinois, Indiana, Kentucky, Michigan, Ohio, Pennsylvania and West Virginia.

Orange-Footed 
Pearly MusselOrange-Footed Pearly Mussel (Pimpleback)Plethobasus cooperianus
Status: Endangered
Status cause: Habitat destruction and degraded water quality due to impoundments, channelization, agricultural practices, increasing barge traffic and siltation, and reduction of water flow.
Where found: Alabama, Illinois, Indiana, Kentucky, Pennsylvania and Tennessee.

Pink Mucket Pearly MusselPink Mucket Pearly Mussel Lampsilis orbiculata
Status: Endangered
Status cause: Habitat destruction and degraded water quality due to impoundments, channelization, agricultural practices, increasing barge traffic and siltation, and reduction fo water flow.
Where found: Alabama, Arkansas, Illinois, Indiana, Kentucky, Lousiana, Missouri, Pennsylvania, Tennessee, Virginia and West Virginia.

Purple Cat's Paw Pearly MusselPurple Cat's Paw Pearly Mussel Epioblasma obliquata obliquata
Status: Endangered
Status cause: Habitat destruction and degraded water quality due to impoundments, channelization, agricultural practices, increasing barge traffic and siltation, and reduction of water flow.
Where found: Alabama, Illinois, Indiana, Kentucky, Ohio and Tennessee.

Ring Pink Mussel(golf stick pearly)Ring Pink Mussel (Golf Stick Pearly)Obovaria retusa
Status: Endangered
Status cause: Habitat destruction and degraded water quality due to impoundments, channelization, agricultural practices, increasing barge traffic and siltation, and reduction of water flow.
Where found: Alabama, Indiana, Kentucky, Pennsylvania, Tennessee and West Virginia.

Rough Pigtoe MusselRough Pigtoe Mussel Pleurobema plenum
Status: Endangered
Status cause: Habitat destruction and degraded water quality due to impoundments, channelization, agricultural practices, increasing barge traffic and siltation, and reduction of water flow.
Where found: Alabama, Indiana, Kentucky, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Tennessee, Virginia.

Tubercled-Blossom Pearly MusselTubercled-Blossom Pearly Mussel Epioblasma torulosa torulosa
Status: Endangered
Status cause: Habitat destruction and degraded water quality due to impoundments, channelization, agricultural practices, increasing barge traffic and siltation, and reduction of water flow.
Where found: Alabama, Kentucky, Tennessee, and West Virginia. Likely extirpated from the Midwest.

White Cat's Paw Pearly MusselWhite Cat's Paw Pearly Mussel Epioblasma obliquata perobliqua
Status: Endangered
Status cause: Habitat destruction and degraded water quality due to impoundments, channelization, agricultural practices, increasing barge traffic and siltation, and reduction of water flow.
Where found: Indiana and Ohio.

White Wartyback Pearly MusselWhite Wartyback Pearly Mussel Plethobasus cicatricosus
Status: Endangered
Status cause: Habitat destruction and degraded water quality due to impoundments, channelization, agricultural practices, increasing barge traffic and siltation, and reduction of water flow.
Where found: Alabama, Indiana, Kentucky and Tennessee.

Winged Mapleleaf MusselWinged Mapleleaf Mussel Quadrula fragosa
Status: Endangered
Status cause: Habitat destruction and degraded water quality due to impoundments, channelization, agricultural practices, increasing barge traffic and siltation, and reduction of water flow.
Where found: Minnesota and Wisconsin.


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