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  Tribe Amblemini

Genus Amblema (+ Crenodonta)

    Species A. plicata -- Wisconsin!
    Species A. elliottii -- North America.
    Species A. neislerii -- North America.

Taxon Information

The Genus Amblema 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

  • Amblema, [North America] (Cummings & Graf, 2010).
  • Amblema, 2 species in Gulf Coast and Mississippi River drainages [North America] (Smith, 2001).
  • Amblema, [North Central United States] (Underhill et al., 1982).
  • Crenodonta, "Widely distributed from the St. Lawrence system west to Lake Winnipeg and south to Fla. and La." (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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