The Recently Extinct Plants and Animals Database


Epioblasma obliquata (Rafinesque, 1820)

Purple cat's paw pearlymussel

 

 

Taxonomy & Nomenclature

Synonym/s: Epioblasma obliquata obliquata (Rafinesque, 1820)

 

Conservation Status

Last record: 1990's

Rediscovered in 2012

 

Distribution

 

 

Biology & Ecology

 

 

Hypodigm

 

 

Media

 

 

References

Graf, Daniel L. and Cummings, Kevin S. (2021). A ‘big data’ approach to global freshwater mussel diversity (Bivalvia: Unionoida), with an updated checklist of genera and species. Journal of Molluscan Studies 87(1): eyaa034.

Williams, James D., Bogan, Arthur E., Butler, Robert S., Cummings, Kevin S., Garner, Jeffrey T., Harris, John L., Johnson, Nathan A. and Watters, G. Thomas. (2017). A revised list of the freshwater mussels (Mollusca: Bivalvia: Unionida) of the United States and Canada. Freshwater Mollusk Biology and Conservation 20: 33-58.

https://www.wvgazettemail.com/news/team-effort-brings-mussel-once-feared-extinct-back-to-ohio/article_f677efcf-11c4-5d0c-bd40-7f1ca602fb7b.html

https://www.fws.gov/midwest/news/PurpleCatsPaw.html

https://extinctanimals.proboards.com/thread/22931/epioblasma-obliquata-purple-cats-pearlymussel

 

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