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  Tribe Lampsilini

Genus Potamilus (+ Proptera)

    Species P. alatus -- Wisconsin!
    Species P. capax -- Wisconsin!
    Species P. ohiensis -- Wisconsin!
    Species P. amphichaenus -- North America.
    Species P. inflatus -- North America.
    Species P. metnecktayi -- North America.
    Species P. purpuratus -- North America.
    Species P. largillierti
    Species P. rovirosai

Taxon Information

The Genus Potamilus 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

  • Potamilus, [North America] (Cummings & Graf, 2010).
  • Potamilus, 4 species, widely distributed in the interior [United States] (Smith, 2001).
  • Proptera, [North Central United States] (Underhill et al., 1982).
  • Proptera, "Widely distributed throughout the St. Lawrence and Mississippi river systems and south to Ala. and Tex." (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.
  • Underhill, J.C., W.D. Schmid & D.E. Gilbertson. 1982. Taxonomic Keys to the Common Animals of the North Central States, exclusive of the parasitic worms, terrestrial insects, and birds, 4th edition. 205 pp.
  • Clench, W.J. 1959. Mollusca. [in] W.T. Edmondson (ed.). Ward & Whipple Fresh-Water Biology, 2nd edition: 1117-1160.

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