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Long solid mussel

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Kingdom  Animalia
Order  Unionoida
Genus  Fusconaia
Higher classification  Fusconaia
Phylum  Mollusca
Family  Unionidae
Scientific name  Fusconaia subrotunda
Rank  Species
Long solid mussel
Similar  Fusconaia, Tennessee clubshell, Unionidae, Cyclonaias tuberculata, Alasmidonta viridis

The long solid mussel, also known as the long solid naiad, scientific name Fusconaia subrotunda, is a species of freshwater mussel, an aquatic bivalve mollusk in the family Unionidae.

This mussel, sometimes called a pigtoe, is found in river gravel. Young mussels are light brown, but darken to nearly black with age.

This species is found in Canada and the United States.

Subspecies

  • Fusconaia subrotunda kirklandiana
  • Fusconaia subrotunda lesueriana Lea
  • Fusconaia subrotunda pilaris Lea
  • Fusconaia subrotunda subrotunda
  • References

    Long solid mussel Wikipedia


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