Ohio Freshwater Mussels

There are currently 60 native freshwater mussel species remaining in Ohio.

Small
Flat Floater 1
Anodonta suborbiculata
Small
Three-horn Wartyback 2
Obliquaria reflexa
33036 260 190
Fawnsfoot 3
Truncilla donaciformis
Small
Deertoe 4
Truncilla truncata
Small
Pondhorn 5
Uniomerus tetralasmus
Pistolgrip
Tritogonia verrucosa
Small
Washboard 2
Megalonaias nervosa
Small
Paper Pondshell 6
Utterbackia imbecillis
Small
Mucket 9
Actinonaias ligamentina
Small
Elktoe 10
Alasmidonta marginata
Slippershell Mussel
Alasmidonta viridis
Threeridge
Amblema plicata
Small
Cylindrical Papershell 10
Anodontoides ferussacianus
Purple Wartyback
Cyclonaias tuberculata
Fanshell
Cyprogenia stegaria
66448 260 190
Elephantear 3
Elliptio crassidens
Small
Spike 11
Elliptio dilatata
28228 260 190
Ebonyshell 3
Fusconaia ebena
Small
Wabash Pigtoe 12
Fusconaia flava
Long Solid Mussel
Fusconaia subrotunda
240px lampsilis abrupta
Pink Mucket 13
Lampsilis abrupta
6511510379 69ec8ec7cc m
Plain Pocketbook 14
Lampsilis cardium
01135 260 190
Wavyrayed Lampmussel 3
Lampsilis fasciola
Pocketbook
Lampsilis ovata
Small
Fatmucket 12
Lampsilis siliquoidea
15366 260 190
Yellow Sandshell 3
Lampsilis teres
61192 260 190
White Heelsplitter 3
Lasmigona complanata
Small
Creek Heelsplitter 10
Lasmigona compressa
Small
Flutedshell 10
Lasmigona costata
Fragile Papershell
Leptodea fragilis
72067 orig
Eastern Pondmussel 15
Ligumia nasuta
Small
Black Sandshell 10
Ligumia recta
55608 260 190
Round Hickorynut 3
Obovaria subrotunda
5370530833 04cb7faf99 m
Sheepnose 16
Plethobasus cyphyus
Clubshell Pearly Mussel
Pleurobema clava
60431 260 190
Ohio Pigtoe 3
Pleurobema cordatum
Pyramid Pigtoe
Pleurobema rubrum
37722 260 190
Round Pigtoe 3
Pleurobema sintoxia
240px potamilus alatus (say, 1817)
Pink Heelsplitter 17
Potamilus alatus
6473810705 e7910953ea m
Pink Papershell 18
Potamilus ohiensis
59722 260 190
Kidneyshell 3
Ptychobranchus fasciolaris
32237 260 190
Eastern Floater 3
Pyganodon cataracta
27030 260 190
Giant Floater 19
Pyganodon grandis
6211473195 63ec9497c3 m
Monkeyface Mussel 16
Quadrula metanevra
67627 260 190
Wartyback 3
Quadrula nodulata
12941672655 0f28f266a1 m
Pimpleback 7
Quadrula pustulosa
12940902033 dcf3f5beb8 m
Mapleleaf 7
Quadrula quadrula
rabbitsfoot
Quadrula cylindrica cylindrica
Small
salamander mussel 20
Simpsonaias ambigua
16334 orig
Creeper 15
Strophitus undulatus
Purple Lilliput
Toxolasma lividum
Small
Lilliput 21
Toxolasma parvum
24887 260 190
Rayed Bean 3
Villosa fabalis
Rainbow Mussel
Villosa iris
11263 260 190
Little Spectaclecase 3
Villosa lienosa

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