Wisconsin Mussel Species

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Native Mussel Species

Black Sandshell (Ligumia recta)
Buckhorn (Tritogonia verrucosa)
Bullhead (Plethobasus cyphyus)
Butterfly (Ellipsaria lineolata)
Creek Heelsplitter (Lasmigona compressa)
Creeper (Strophitus undulatus)
Cylindrical Papershell (Anodontoides ferussacianus)
Deertoe (Truncilla truncata)
Eastern Elliptio (Elliptio complanata)
Eastern Floater (Pyganodon cataracta)
Ebony Shell (Fusconaia ebena)
Elephant Ear (Elliptio crassidens)
Elktoe (Alasmidonta marginata)
Ellipse (Venustaconcha ellipsiformis)
Fat Pocketbook (Potamilus capax)
Fatmucket (Lampsilis siliquoidea)
Fawnsfoot (Truncilla donaciformis)
Flat Floater (Anodonta suborbiculata)
Fluted-shell (Lasmigona costata)
Fragile Papershell (Leptodea fragilis)
Giant Floater (Pyganodon grandis)
Hickorynut (Obovaria olivaria)
Higgins' Eye (Lampsilis higginsii)
Lake Floater (Pyganodon lacustris)
Lilliput (Toxolasma parvus)
Mapleleaf (Quadrula quadrula)
Monkeyface (Quadrula metanevra)
Mucket (Actinonaias ligamentina)
Paper Pondshell (Utterbackia imbecillis)
Pimpleback (Quadrula pustulosa)
Pink Heelsplitter (Potamilus alatus)
Pink Papershell (Potamilus ohiensis)
Plain Pocketbook (Lampsilis cardium)
Purple Wartyback (Cyclonaias tuberculata)
Rainbow Shell (Villosa iris)
Rock Pocketbook (Arcidens confragosus)
Round Pigtoe (Pleurobema sintoxia)
Salamander Mussel (Simpsonaias ambigua)
Scaleshell (Leptodea leptodon)
Slippershell Mussel (Alasmidonta viridis)
Snuffbox (Epioblasma triquetra)
Spectacle Case (Cumberlandia monodonta)
Spike (Elliptio dilatata)
Stout Floater (Pyganodon grandis corpulenta)
Threehorn Wartyback (Obliquaria reflexa)
Threeridge (Amblema plicata)
Wabash Pigtoe (Fusconaia flava)
Wartyback (Quadrula nodulata)
Washboard (Megalonaias nervosa)
White Heelsplitter (Lasmigona complanata)
Winged Mapleleaf (Quadrula fragosa)
Yellow & Slough Sandshells (Lampsilis teres)

 

Exotic/Introduced Mussel Species

Asian Clam (Corbicula fluminea)
Zebra Mussel (Dreissena polymorpha)

photo of rainbow shell mussels
Rainbow shell mussels - J. Weinzinger, DNR
photo of fatmucket mussel
Fatmucket - J. Weinzinger, DNR
photo of elktoe mussels
Elktoes - J. Weinzinger, DNR