Species Information

Class of Bivalvia (Mussels)


US STATUS DEFINITIONS      KENTUCKY STATUS DEFINITIONS

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113 species are listed.
Scientific Name
and Life History
Common Name and Pictures Class US Status KY Status WAP List County List Quad
Pisidium adamsi Adam PeaclamBivalviaNN CountyQuad
Corbicula fluminea Asian ClamBivalviaNN CountyQuad
Plectomerus dombeyanus BankclimberBivalviaNN CountyQuad
Ligumia recta Black SandshellBivalviaNS YesCountyQuad
Potamilus purpuratus BleuferBivalviaNE YesCountyQuad
Ellipsaria lineolata ButterflyBivalviaNN YesCountyQuad
Epioblasma obliquata CatspawBivalviaEE YesCountyQuad
Pleurobema clava ClubshellBivalviaEE YesCountyQuad
Lasmigona compressa Creek HeelsplitterBivalviaNE YesCountyQuad
Strophitus undulatus CreeperBivalviaNN CountyQuad
Venustaconcha troostensis Cumberland BeanBivalviaEE YesCountyQuad
Alasmidonta atropurpurea Cumberland ElktoeBivalviaEE YesCountyQuad
Medionidus conradicus Cumberland MoccasinshellBivalviaNE YesCountyQuad
Anodontoides denigrata Cumberland PapershellBivalviaNE YesCountyQuad
Cambarunio dactylus dactylus Cumberland River RainbowBivalviaNN YesCountyQuad
Epioblasma brevidens Cumberlandian CombshellBivalviaEE YesCountyQuad
Anodontoides ferussacianus Cylindrical PapershellBivalviaNS YesCountyQuad
Mytilopsis leucophaeata Dark FalsemusselBivalviaNN CountyQuad
Truncilla truncata DeertoeBivalviaNN CountyQuad
Dromus dromas Dromedary PearlymusselBivalviaEE YesCountyQuad
Leaunio pataecus Dwarf RainbowBivalviaNE YesCountyQuad
Reginaia ebenus EbonyshellBivalviaNN CountyQuad
Elliptio crassidens ElephantearBivalviaNS YesCountyQuad
Alasmidonta marginata ElktoeBivalviaNT YesCountyQuad
Sphaerium corneum European FingernailclamBivalviaNN CountyQuad
Cyprogenia stegaria FanshellBivalviaEE YesCountyQuad
Potamilus capax Fat PocketbookBivalviaET YesCountyQuad
Lampsilis siliquoidea FatmucketBivalviaNN CountyQuad
Truncilla donaciformis FawnsfootBivalviaNN CountyQuad
Utterbackiana suborbiculata Flat FloaterBivalviaNN CountyQuad
Ptychobranchus subtentus Fluted KidneyshellBivalviaEE YesCountyQuad
Lasmigona costata FlutedshellBivalviaNN CountyQuad
Leptodea fragilis Fragile PapershellBivalviaNN CountyQuad
Pyganodon grandis Giant FloaterBivalviaNN CountyQuad
Pisidium dubium Greater Eastern PeaclamBivalviaNN CountyQuad
Lasmigona subviridis Green FloaterBivalviaNN CountyQuad
Cambarunio dactylus viridensis Green River RainbowBivalviaNN YesCountyQuad
Sphaerium simile Grooved FingernailclamBivalviaNN CountyQuad
Sphaerium occidentale Herrington FingernailclamBivalviaNN CountyQuad
Obovaria olivaria HickorynutBivalviaNN YesCountyQuad
Leaunio ortmanni Kentucky CreekshellBivalviaNE YesCountyQuad
Ptychobranchus fasciolaris KidneyshellBivalviaNN CountyQuad
Musculium lacustre Lake FingernailclamBivalviaNN CountyQuad
Toxolasma parvum LilliputBivalviaNN CountyQuad
Leaunio lienosus Little SpectaclecaseBivalviaNT YesCountyQuad
Pegias fabula Littlewing PearlymusselBivalviaEE YesCountyQuad
Musculium transversum Long FingernailclamBivalviaNN CountyQuad
Fusconaia subrotunda LongsolidBivalviaNS YesCountyQuad
Lampsilis hydiana Louisiana FatmucketBivalviaNS YesCountyQuad
Quadrula quadrula MapleleafBivalviaNN CountyQuad
Theliderma metanevra MonkeyfaceBivalviaNN CountyQuad
Eupera cubensis Mottled FingernailclamBivalviaNN YesCountyQuad
Leaunio vanuxemensis Mountain CreekshellBivalviaNE YesCountyQuad
Villosa vanuxemensis Mountain Creekshell (genus Villosa)BivalviaNT CountyQuad
Actinonaias ligamentina MucketBivalviaNN CountyQuad
Epioblasma rangiana Northern RiffleshellBivalviaEE YesCountyQuad
Pleurobema cordatum Ohio PigtoeBivalviaNN YesCountyQuad
Plethobasus cooperianus Orangefoot PimplebackBivalviaEE YesCountyQuad
Epioblasma capsaeformis Oyster MusselBivalviaEE YesCountyQuad
Villosa taeniata Painted CreekshellBivalviaNSC CountyQuad
Utterbackia imbecillis Paper PondshellBivalviaNN CountyQuad
Pisidium punctatum Perforated PeaclamBivalviaNN CountyQuad
Actinonaias pectorosa PheasantshellBivalviaNS YesCountyQuad
Cyclonaias pustulosa PimplebackBivalviaNN CountyQuad
Potamilus alatus Pink HeelsplitterBivalviaNN CountyQuad
Lampsilis abrupta Pink MucketBivalviaEE YesCountyQuad
Potamilus ohiensis Pink PapershellBivalviaNN CountyQuad
Tritogonia verrucosa PistolgripBivalviaNN CountyQuad
Lampsilis cardium Plain PocketbookBivalviaNN CountyQuad
Lampsilis ovata PocketbookBivalviaNE YesCountyQuad
Musculium securis Pond FingernailclamBivalviaNN CountyQuad
Uniomerus tetralasmus PondhornBivalviaNN YesCountyQuad
Sagittunio subrostratus PondmusselBivalviaNN YesCountyQuad
Toxolasma lividum Purple LilliputBivalviaNE YesCountyQuad
Cyclonaias tuberculata Purple WartybackBivalviaNN CountyQuad
Pleurobema rubrum Pyramid PigtoeBivalviaNE YesCountyQuad
Theliderma cylindrica RabbitsfootBivalviaTE YesCountyQuad
Cambarunio iris RainbowBivalviaNN YesCountyQuad
Villosa iris Rainbow (genus Villosa)BivalviaNN CountyQuad
Sphaerium rhomboideum Rhomboid FingernailclamBivalviaNN CountyQuad
Pisidium compressum Ridgedbeak PeaclamBivalviaNN YesCountyQuad
Obovaria retusa Ring PinkBivalviaEE YesCountyQuad
Sphaerium fabale River FingernailclamBivalviaNN CountyQuad
Arcidens confragosus Rock PocketbookBivalviaNN CountyQuad
Pleurobema plenum Rough PigtoeBivalviaEE YesCountyQuad
Obovaria subrotunda Round HickorynutBivalviaNT YesCountyQuad
Pleurobema sintoxia Round PigtoeBivalviaNN CountyQuad
Simpsonaias ambigua Salamander MusselBivalviaNT YesCountyQuad
Plethobasus cyphyus SheepnoseBivalviaEE YesCountyQuad
Alasmidonta viridis Slippershell MusselBivalviaNS YesCountyQuad
Epioblasma triquetra SnuffboxBivalviaEE YesCountyQuad
Quadrula apiculata Southern MapleleafBivalviaNN CountyQuad
Margaritifera monodonta SpectaclecaseBivalviaEE YesCountyQuad
Eurynia dilatata SpikeBivalviaNN CountyQuad
Cambarunio taeniatus punctatus Spotted RainbowBivalviaNSC YesCountyQuad
Pisidium punctiferum Striate PeaclamBivalviaNN CountyQuad
Sphaerium striatinum Striated FingernailclamBivalviaNN YesCountyQuad
Musculium partumeium Swamp FingernailclamBivalviaNN CountyQuad
Epioblasma walkeri Tan RiffleshellBivalviaEE YesCountyQuad
Pleurobema oviforme Tennessee ClubshellBivalviaNE YesCountyQuad
Toxolasma texasiense Texas LilliputBivalviaNT YesCountyQuad
Obliquaria reflexa Threehorn WartybackBivalviaNN CountyQuad
Amblema plicata ThreeridgeBivalviaNN CountyQuad
Pisidium variabile Triangular PeaclamBivalviaNN CountyQuad
Pisidium casertanum Ubiquitous PeaclamBivalviaNN CountyQuad
Fusconaia flava Wabash PigtoeBivalviaNN CountyQuad
Cyclonaias nodulata WartybackBivalviaNN CountyQuad
Megalonaias nervosa WashboardBivalviaNN CountyQuad
Lampsilis fasciola Wavyrayed LampmusselBivalviaNN CountyQuad
Lasmigona complanata White HeelsplitterBivalviaNN CountyQuad
Cambarunio taeniatus pictus Wide-rayed RainbowBivalviaNSC YesCountyQuad
Lampsilis teres Yellow SandshellBivalviaNN CountyQuad
Dreissena polymorpha Zebra MusselBivalviaNN CountyQuad