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Image from Field Guide to the Freshwater Mussels of the Midwest.

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  Tribe Lampsilini

Genus Epioblasma (+ Dysnomia, + Truncillopsis, + Pliea, + Scalenilla)

    Species E. triquetra -- Wisconsin!
    Species E. ahlstedti -- North America.
    Species E. arcaeformis -- North America.
    Species E. biemarginata -- North America.
    Species E. brevidens -- North America.
    Species E. capsaeformis -- North America.
    Species E. cincinnatiensis -- North America.
    Species E. flexuosa -- North America.
    Species E. florentina -- North America.
    Species E. haysiana -- North America.
    Species E. lenior -- North America.
    Species E. lewisii -- North America.
    Species E. metastriata -- North America.
    Species E. obliquata -- North America.
    Species E. othcaloogensis -- North America.
    Species E. penita -- North America.
    Species E. personata -- North America.
    Species E. propinqua -- North America.
    Species E. sampsonii -- North America.
    Species E. stewardsonii -- North America.
    Species E. torulosa -- North America.
    Species E. turgidula -- North America.

Taxon Information

The Genus Epioblasma has been reported (or is assumed) to occur in fresh waters. This taxon has been reported from Wisconsin.

(These statements were generated automatically from the WInvertebrates database.)

Literature Records

  • Epioblasma, [North America] (Cummings & Graf, 2010).
  • Epioblasma, [North America] (Cummings & Graf, 2010).
  • Epioblasma, many described species, most extinct; interior [United States] (Smith, 2001).
  • Epioblasma (Epioblasma), "The 3 species in this subgenus are found in the Ohio, Cumberland, and Tenn. rivers" (Clench, 1959).
  • Epioblasma (Truncillopsis), (Clench, 1959).
  • Epioblasma (Pilea), "The several species in this subgenus range from southern Mich. and south to Ark. and Tenn." (Clench, 1959).
  • Epioblasma (Scalenilla), "The 3 species in this subgenus range from southern Mich. south to Tenn. and Ga." (Clench, 1959).


  • Cummings, K.S. & D.L. Graf. 2010. Mollusca: Bivalvia. [in] J.H. Thorp & A.P. Covich (eds.). Ecology and Classification of North American Freshwater Invertebrates, 3rd edition: 309-384.
  • Smith, D.G. 2001. Mollusca (Gastropods, pelecypods). Pennak's Freshwater Invertebrates of the United States, 4th edition: 327-400.
  • Clench, W.J. 1959. Mollusca. [in] W.T. Edmondson (ed.). Ward & Whipple Fresh-Water Biology, 2nd edition: 1117-1160.

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