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Mussel Species

Freshwater Mussels of the New York Metro Area and New Jersey

Genus Alasmidonta
Alasmidonta heterodondwarf wedgemussel
Genus Alasmidonta
Alasmidonta varicosabrook floater
Genus Alasmidonta
Alasmidonta undulatatriangle floater
Dorsal view of the two halves of a bivalve shell, open.
Anodonta implicataalewife floater
Corbicula fulminea or asiatic clam
Corbicula fulmineaasiatic clam
Dorsal view of the two halves of a bivalve shell, open.
Dreissena bugensisquagga mussel
Dorsal view of the two halves of a bivalve shell, open.
Dreissena polymorphazebra mussel
Elliptio complanata
Elliptio complanataeastern elliptio
A dorsal view of the two open halves of a Lampisilis cariosa shell. It is a species of freshwater mussel.
Lampsilis cariosayellow lampmussel
The shell of the eastern lampmussel with its greenish brown color, and greening rays covering the entire shell.
Lampsilis radiataeastern lampmussel
Dorsal view of one half of a bivalve shell.
Lasmigona subviridisgreen floater
Dorsal view of the two halves of a bivalve shell, open.
Leptodea ochraceatidewater mucket
Dorsal view of the two halves of a bivalve shell, open.
Ligumia nasutaeastern pondmussel
Dorsal view of a bivalve mollusk, apparently a mussel, with the two shells spread open and connected at the center.
Margaritifera margaritiferaeastern pearlshell
Dorsal view of the two halves of a bivalve shell, open.
Pyganodon cataractaeastern floater
Dorsal view of the two halves of a bivalve shell, open.
Strophitus undulatuscreeper
The rust-colored shell of a paper pondshell mussel (Utterbackia imbecillis).
Utterbackia imbecillispaper pondshell