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Quadrula

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Kingdom  Animalia
Order  Unionoida
Tribe  Quadrulini
Higher classification  Unionidae
Phylum  Mollusca
Family  Unionidae
Scientific name  Quadrula
Rank  Genus
Quadrula
Lower classifications  Rabbitsfoot, Winged mapleleaf, Quadrula metanevra, Appalachian monkey‑face pearly mu, Cumberland monkeyface pearly mu

Quadrula x


Quadrula is a genus of freshwater mussels, aquatic bivalve mollusks in the family Unionidae native to rivers of the American Midwest and mid-south. All have thick nacreous shells with well-developed hinge teeth, many also with external shell sculpturing of nodules or lumps.

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Texas pimpleback quadrula petrina


Species within the genus Quadrula

In 2012, many species classified as Quadrula were moved to Rotundaria and Theliderma based on genetic and morphological evidence. Species currently in Quadrula now consist of:

  • Southern mapleleaf (Quadrula apiculata)
  • Winged mapleleaf (Quadrula fragosa)
  • Gulf mapleleaf (Quadrula nobilis)
  • Mapleleaf (Quadrula quadrula)
  • Ridged mapleleaf (Quadrula rumphiana)
  • Pistolgrip (Quadrula verrucosa)
  • References

    Quadrula Wikipedia


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