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Mussel ID?

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#1 gzeiger

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Posted 21 January 2017 - 05:58 PM

Southwest New Jersey, Delaware River drainage, in a lake. Locally abundant, living on the surface over a shallow sandy bottom with shell mostly exposed. Shell length is roughly 3 inches. Corbicula were present, but did not seem to be abundant. Are these pictures enough to ID?

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#2 gzeiger

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Posted 21 January 2017 - 06:01 PM

I had to euthanize the surviving half of this poor guy. I can't imagine how he could still have been alive. That wound must be days old, judging from the infection.

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Edited by gzeiger, 21 January 2017 - 06:01 PM.

#3 gerald

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Posted 22 January 2017 - 11:18 AM

Might be Elliptio complanata - one of the commonest species in the Atlantic drainages.

Gerald Pottern
Hangin' on the Neuse
"Taxonomy is the diaper used to organize the mess of evolution into discrete packages" - M.Sandel

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