Megalonaias nervosa, Specimen #1655

Description

One preserved mussel specimen including both the left and right valves. The specimen exhibits a rhomboidal shape; moderately thick shell; double looped beak sculpturing; white internal coloring; tan external coloring; external sculpturing in the form of ridges. Collected in the Guadalupe basin. The specimen measures between 0 - 60 mm in length and was assessed to be recently dead when collected.

Physical Description

One mussel shell (2 valves) : white and tan ; 0 - 60 mm

Creation Information

Hammontree, Sarah; Pulliam, Lauren; Perry, Heather & Mabe, Jeffery June 11, 2011.

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 205 times , with 14 in the last month . More information about this specimen can be viewed below.

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Description

One preserved mussel specimen including both the left and right valves. The specimen exhibits a rhomboidal shape; moderately thick shell; double looped beak sculpturing; white internal coloring; tan external coloring; external sculpturing in the form of ridges. Collected in the Guadalupe basin. The specimen measures between 0 - 60 mm in length and was assessed to be recently dead when collected.

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One mussel shell (2 valves) : white and tan ; 0 - 60 mm

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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

  • June 11, 2011

Added to The UNT Digital Library

  • July 21, 2011, 5:46 p.m.

Description Last Updated

  • Feb. 11, 2013, 5:31 p.m.

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Yesterday: 1
Past 30 days: 14
Total Uses: 205

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Hammontree, Sarah; Pulliam, Lauren; Perry, Heather & Mabe, Jeffery. Megalonaias nervosa, Specimen #1655, specimen, June 11, 2011; (digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc38935/: accessed June 29, 2017), University of North Texas Libraries, Digital Library, digital.library.unt.edu; crediting Elm Fork Natural Heritage Museum.