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Species Status

The metro area fauna at a glance. Taxon names are linked to their species accounts.

Taxon Common name Abundance
Dreissena polymorpha (Pallas, 1771) zebra mussel common
Dreissena bugensis (Andrusov, 1897) quagga mussel uncommon
Alasmidonta heterodon (Lea, 1830) dwarf wedgemussel rare
Alasmidonta undulata (Say, 1817) triangle floater common
Alasmidonta varicosa (Lamarck, 1819) brook floater rare
Anodonta implicata (Say, 1829) alewife floater uncommon
Elliptio complanata (Lightfoot, 1786) eastern elliptio abundant
Lampsilis cariosa (Say, 1817) yellow lampmussel rare
Lampsilis radiata radiata (Gmelin, 1791) eastern lampmussel common
Lasmigona subviridis green floater rare
Leptodea ochracea (Say, 1817) tidewater mucket rare
Ligumia nasuta (Say, 1817) eastern pondmussel uncommon
Pyganodon cataracta (Say, 1817) eastern floater abundant
Strophitus undulatus (Say, 1817) creeper common
Utterbeckia imbecillis (Say, 1829) paper pondshell common
Margaritifera margaritifera (Linnaeus, 1758) eastern pearlshell rare
Corbicula fluminea (Muller, 1774) Asian clam common
*Indicates invasive taxon    

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