Amblema plicata, Specimen #48

Description:

One preserved mussel specimen including both the left and right valves. The specimen exhibits a quadrate shape; thick shell; single looped beak sculpturing; purplish-white internal coloring; reddish-brown external coloring; external sculpturing in the form of ridges. Collected in the Trinity basin. The specimen measures between 100 - 120 mm in length and was assessed to be recently dead when collected.

Creator(s): Pettit, J.
Location(s): United States - Texas - Denton County
Creation Date: 1973  
Partner(s):
Elm Fork Natural Heritage Museum
Collection(s):
Joseph Britton Freshwater Mussel Collection
Usage:
Total Uses: 5
Past 30 days: 1
Yesterday: 0
Creator (Collector):
Date(s):
  • Creation: 1973
Coverage:
Place
United States - Texas - Denton County
Description:

One preserved mussel specimen including both the left and right valves. The specimen exhibits a quadrate shape; thick shell; single looped beak sculpturing; purplish-white internal coloring; reddish-brown external coloring; external sculpturing in the form of ridges. Collected in the Trinity basin. The specimen measures between 100 - 120 mm in length and was assessed to be recently dead when collected.

Degree:
Department: Biological Sciences
Physical Description:

1 mussel specimen (2 valves) : reddish-brown and purplish-white ; 100 - 120 mm.

Language(s):
Subject(s):
Keyword(s): shells | three-ridge | Elm Fork of the Trinity River | Trinity basin
Contributor(s):
Partner:
Elm Fork Natural Heritage Museum
Collection:
Joseph Britton Freshwater Mussel Collection
Identifier:
  • LOCAL-CONT-NO: Catalog Number: 00000048
  • OTHER: Alternate Catalog Number: 243-5
  • ARK: ark:/67531/metadc34186
Resource Type: Specimen
Format: Image