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  Tribe Lampsilini

Genus Ptychobranchus

    Species P. fasciolaris -- North America.
    Species P. foremanianus -- North America.
    Species P. greenii -- North America.
    Species P. jonesi -- North America.
    Species P. occidentalis -- North America.
    Species P. subtentum -- North America.

Taxon Information

The Genus Ptychobranchus has been reported (or is assumed) to occur in fresh waters. This taxon has been reported from North America.

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

Literature Records

  • Ptychobranchus, [North America] (Cummings & Graf, 2010).
  • Ptychobranchus, 1 species east-central Mississippi River system...4 species in the interior United States (Smith, 2001).
  • Ptychobranchus, "The few species in this genus range from Ohio and Mich. south to Ala. 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.
  • Clench, W.J. 1959. Mollusca. [in] W.T. Edmondson (ed.). Ward & Whipple Fresh-Water Biology, 2nd edition: 1117-1160.

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