Amblema plicata, Specimen #7

Description

One preserved mussel specimen including the right valve only. The specimen exhibits a quadrate shape; thick shell; single looped beak sculpturing; white internal coloring; brown external coloring; external sculpturing in the form of ridges. Collected in the Trinity basin. The specimen measures over 120 mm in length and was assessed to be long dead when collected.

Physical Description

1 mussel specimen (1 valve) : brown and white ; 120 mm.

Creation Information

Britton, Joseph October 21, 1971.

Context

This specimen is part of the collection entitled: Joseph Britton Freshwater Mussel Collection and was provided by Elm Fork Natural Heritage Museum to Digital Library, a digital repository hosted by the UNT Libraries. It has been viewed 39 times . More information about this specimen can be viewed below.

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  • Say Citation: (Say, 1817)

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Description

One preserved mussel specimen including the right valve only. The specimen exhibits a quadrate shape; thick shell; single looped beak sculpturing; white internal coloring; brown external coloring; external sculpturing in the form of ridges. Collected in the Trinity basin. The specimen measures over 120 mm in length and was assessed to be long dead when collected.

Physical Description

1 mussel specimen (1 valve) : brown and white ; 120 mm.

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Identifier

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  • Accession or Local Control No: Catalog Number: 00000007
  • Other: Alternate Catalog Number: 138-2
  • Archival Resource Key: ark:/67531/metadc34144

Collections

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Joseph Britton Freshwater Mussel Collection

The Joseph Britton Freshwater Mussel collection consists of freshwater mussel specimens found in and around Texas. The collection comprises representative specimens for about 40 of the approximately 50 mussel species found in Texas, including five that are currently being petitioned for protection under the Endangered Species Act. Included in the collection are detailed images of each specimen along with information concerning its collection, identification, and physical attributes.

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Creation Date

  • October 21, 1971

Added to The UNT Digital Library

  • May 26, 2011, 9:02 a.m.

Description Last Updated

  • June 8, 2011, 5:39 p.m.

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Britton, Joseph. Amblema plicata, Specimen #7, specimen, October 21, 1971; (digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc34144/: accessed July 23, 2017), University of North Texas Libraries, Digital Library, digital.library.unt.edu; crediting Elm Fork Natural Heritage Museum.