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?
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.
Edited by gzeiger, 21 January 2017 - 06:01 PM.
Posted 22 January 2017 - 11:18 AM
Might be Elliptio complanata - one of the commonest species in the Atlantic drainages.
Hangin' on the Neuse
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