Oyster Mussel

Oyster Mussel from University of  Michigan Museum
Male on Left; Female on Right

Common Name: Oyster Mussel
Scientific Name: Epioblasma capsaeformis (Lea 1834)
Other Names: None

Size: 2-3/4 inches (70 mm)

Conservation Efforts: The Freshwater Mollusk Conservation Center at Virginia Tech (VPI) in Blacksburg, Virginia, donated 1,007 18-month old Oyster Mussels raised from Clinch River females for stocking in the Paint Rock River on September 26, 2012.

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