Freshwater Bivalves of Houston, TX and Vicinity

Below "I" does a google image search, "T" a google text search and "N" goes to the NatureServe page for the given species.

MUSSELS: Family Unionidae
New collections
THREERIDGE Amblema plicata : I , T , N
FLAT FLOATER Anodonta suborbiculata : I , T , N
ROCK POCKETBOOK Arcidens confragosus : I , T , N
TAMPICO PEARLYMUSSEL Cyrtonaias tampicoensis : I , T , N
TEXAS PIGTOE Fusconaia askewi : I , T , N
WABASH PIGTOE Fusconaia flava : I , T , N
TRIANGLE PIGTOE Fusconaia lananensis : I , T , N
ROUND PEARLSHELL Glebula rotundata : I , T , N
LOUISIANA FATMUCKET Lampsilis hydiana : I , T , N
SANDBANK POCKETBOOK Lampsilis satura : I , T , N
YELLOW SANDSHELL Lampsilis teres : I , T , N
FRAGILE PAPERSHELL Leptodea fragilis : I , T , N
PONDMUSSEL Ligumia subrostrata : I , T , N
WASHBOARD Megalonaias nervosa : I , T , N
THREEHORN WARTYBACK Obliquaria reflexa : I , T , N
SOUTHERN HICKORYNUT Obovaria jacksoniana : I , T , N
BANKCLIMBER Plectomerus dombeyanus : I , T , N
LOUISIANA PIGTOE Pleurobema riddelli : I , T , N
TEXAS HEELSPLITTER Potamilus amphichaenus : I , T , N
PINK PAPERSHELL Potamilus ohiensis : I , T , N
BLEUFER Potamilus purpuratus : I , T , N
GIANT FLOATER Pyganodon grandis : I , T , N
SOUTHERN MAPLELEAF Quadrula apiculata : I , T , N
GOLDEN ORB Quadrula aurea : I , T , N
SMOOTH PIMPLEBACK Quadrula houstonensis : I , T , N
GULF MAPLELEAF Quadrula nobilis : I , T , N
WARTYBACK Quadrula nodulata : I , T , N
TEXAS PIMPLEBACK Quadrula petrina : I , T , N
WESTERN PIMPLEBACK Quadrula pustulosa mortoni : I , T , N
PIMPLEBACK Quadrula pustulosa pustolosa : I , T , N
FALSE SPIKE Quincuncina mitchelli : I , T , N
CREEPER Strophitus undulatus : I , T , N
LILLIPUT Toxolasma parvus : I , T , N
TEXAS LILLIPUT Toxolasma texasensis : I , T , N
PISTOLGRIP Tritogonia verrucosa : I , T , N
FAWNSFOOT Truncilla donaciformis : I , T , N
TEXAS FAWNSFOOT Truncilla macrodon : I , T , N
DEERTOE Truncilla truncata : I , T , N
TAPERED PONDHORN Uniomerus declivis : I , T , N
PONDHORN Uniomerus tetralasmus : I , T , N
PAPER PONDSHELL Utterbackia imbecillis : I , T , N
LITTLE SPECTACLECASE Villosa lienosa : I , T , N

Family Corbiculidae
ASIAN CLAM Corbicula sp. : I , T , N
CAROLINA MARSHCLAM Polymesoda caroliniana : I , T , N

Family Mactridae
ATLANTIC RANGIA Rangia cuneata : I , T , N

Family Dreissenidae
DARK FALSEMUSSEL Mytilopsis leucophaeata : I , T , N

Fingernail Clams and Peaclams: Family Sphaeriidae
This is an all-Texas list
UBIQUITOUS PEACLAM Pisidium casertanum : I , T , N
RIDGE-BEAK PEACLAM Pisidium compressum : I , T , N
SHINY PEACLAM Pisidium nitidum : I , T , N
STRIATE PEACLAM Pisidium punctiferum : I , T , N
TRIANGULAR PEACLAM Pisidium variabile : I , T , N
SWAMP FINGERNAIL CLAM Musculium partumeium : I , T , N
POND FINGERNAIL CLAM Musculium securis : I , T , N
LONG FINGERNAIL CLAM Musculium transversum : I , T , N
STRIATED FINGERNAIL CLAM Sphaerium striatum : I , T , N

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Biota of Houston, TX and Vicinity

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