Epioblasma torulosa torulosa 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.
ITIS Reports — ITIS (the Integrated Taxonomic Information System) is a source for authoritative taxonomic information on plants, animals, fungi, and microbes of North America and the world.Epioblasma torulosa, commonly called the tubercled blossom, is a species of freshwater mussel, a mollusk in the family Unionidae. It is native to eastern North America, where it is considered endangered in both Canada and the United States. This species is known from the Cumberland, Ohio, St. Lawrence, and Tennessee River drainages. Epioblasma torulosa is a federally Endangered species in both the United States and Canada. It is Critically Endangered on the IUCN Red List. Epioblasma torulosa is likely extirpated from Michigan due to dredging in the Black River and the introduction of the zebra mussel in the Detroit River. However, extant populations are found across Lake Erie in Ontario, Canada drainages.
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Full Name: Tubercled blossom (Epioblasma torulosa torulosa)
Where found: U.S.A. (AL;The free-flowing reach of the Tennessee R. from the base of Wilson Dam downstream to the backwaters of Pickwick Reservoir [about 12 RM (19 km)] and the lower 5 RM [8 km] of all tributaries to this reach in Colbert and Lauderdale Cos., see 17.85(a))