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Quadrula sparsa

(Appalachian Monkey-Face Pearly Mussel)


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Critically Endangered

Threat status

Common Names

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Common Names in Chinese:


Common Names in English:

Appalachian Monkey-Face Pearly Mussel, Appalachian monkey face pearly mussel, Appalachian Monkeyface, Appalachian Monkeyface Pearly Mussel


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Biome: Freshwater


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Name Status: Accepted Name .

Last scrutiny: 26-Jul-2001

Similar Species

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Members of the genus Quadrula

ZipcodeZoo has pages for 26 species and subspecies in this genus:

Q. apiculata (Southern Mapleleaf) · Q. aspera (Gulf Mapleleaf) · Q. asperata (Alabama Orb) · Q. aurea (Golden Orb) · Q. couchiana (Rio Grande Monkeyface) · Q. cylindrica (Rabbitsfoot) · Q. cylindrica cylindrica (Rabbitsfoot) · Q. cylindrica strigillata (Rabbitsfoot) · Q. fragosa (Rough Maple Leaf Pearly Mussel) · Q. houstonensis (Smooth Pimpleback) · Q. intermedia (Cumberland Monkey-Face Pearly Mussel) · Q. kieneriana (Coosa Orb) · Q. metanerva (Monkeyface) · Q. metanevra (Monkeyface) · Q. nodulata (Wartyback) · Q. petrina (Texas Pimpleback) · Q. pustulosa (Pimpleback) · Q. pustulosa mortoni (Western Pimpleback) · Q. pustulosa pustulosa (Pimpleback) · Q. quadrula (Mapleleaf) · Q. refulgens (Purple Pimpleback) · Q. rumphiana (Ridged Mapleleaf) · Q. sparsa (Appalachian Monkey-Face Pearly Mussel) · Q. stapes (Stirrup Shell) · Q. succissa (Purple Pigtoe) · Q. tuberosa (Rough Rockshell)

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Last Revised: 2014-11-30