Epioblasma penita NatureServe Explorer Species Reports — NatureServe Explorer is a source for authoritative conservation information on more than 50,000 plants, animals and ecological communtities of the U.S and Canada. NatureServe Explorer provides in-depth information on rare and endangered species, but includes common plants and animals too. NatureServe Explorer is a product of NatureServe in collaboration with the Natural Heritage Network.
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FWS Digital Media Library — The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service’s National Digital Library is a searchable collection of selected images, historical artifacts, audio clips, publications, and video. Epioblasma penita, the southern combshell or penitent mussel, is a species of freshwater mussel, an aquatic bivalve mollusk in the family Unionidae, the river mussels. This species is endemic to the United States. Its natural habitat is rivers. It is threatened by habitat loss. the southern combshell or penitent mussel, is a species of freshwater mussel, an aquatic bivalve mollusk in the family Unionidae, the river mussels.. This species is endemic to the United States.Its natural habitat is rivers.It is threatened by habitat loss. Epioblasma penita from the Alabama Aquatic Biodiversity Center were stocked into the Cahaba River on September 27, 2012. Possibly distributed upstream into Alabama River. Found in shoal habitats. Listed as endangered by the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service.