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Photographs of Illinois Mussels

Photos of Illinois Mussels
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. Amblema plicata, threeridge








2. Fusconaia flava, Wabash pigtoe








3. Megalonaias nervosa, washboard








4. Quadrula quadrula, mapleleaf





COMMON SPECIES





5. Lampsilis cardium, plain pocketbook








6. Obliquaria reflexa, threehorn wartyback








7. Quadrula pustulosa, pimpleback








8. Truncilla donaciformis, fawnsfoot








9. Truncilla truncata, deertoe








10. Utterbackia imbecillis, paper pondshell





UNCOMMON/RARE SPECIES





11. Alasmidonta margianat, elktoe








12. Cyclonaias tuberculata, purple wartyback








13. Lampsilis teres, yellow sandshell








14. Quadrula metanerva, monkeyface








15. Tritogonia verrucosa, pistolgrip








16. Venustaconcha ellipsiformis, ellipse





THREATENED/ENDANGERED SPECIES








17. Cyprogenia stegaria, fanshell








18. Ellipsaria lineolata, butterfly








19. Elliptio dilatata, spike








20. Epioblasma triquetra, snuffbox








21. Lampsilis fasciola, wavy-rayed lampmussel








22. Pleurobema clava, clubshell








23. Plethobasus cyphyus, sheepnose








24. Ptychobranchus fasciolaris, kidneyshell








25. Quadrula cylindrica, rabbitsfoot








26. Villosa iris, rainbow





EXTINCT SPECIES








27. Epioblasma flexuosa, leafshell








28. Epioblasma personata, round combshell








29. Epioblasma propinqua, Tennessee riffleshell








30. Epioblasma torulosa, tubercled blossom





INTRODUCED* SPECIES





31. Dreissena polymorpha, zebra mussels (attached to Potamilus alatus, pink heelsplitter)








32. Corbicula fluminea, Asian clam




*see glossary



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