Painter's mussel

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Painter's mussel
Unio pictorum.jpg
External view of left valve of the shell
Conservation status
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Mollusca
Class: Bivalvia
Order: Unionoida
Family: Unionidae
Genus: Unio
Species: U. pictorum
Binomial name
Unio pictorum
(Linnaeus, 1758)
Internal view of both valves

The painter's mussel, scientific name Unio pictorum, is a species of medium-sized freshwater mussel, an aquatic bivalve mollusk in the family Unionidae, the river mussels.

This species lives in Europe. It is called the "painter's mussel" because the shell was historically used as a conveniently sized and shaped receptacle for holding artist's paint.

Distribution[edit]

The native distribution of this species is Europe.

Biotope: water bodies and slower streams.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Van Damme, D. (2011). "Unio pictorum". IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2012.2. International Union for Conservation of Nature. Retrieved 22 April 2013. 
  2. ^ a b (Czech) Horsák M., Juřičková L., Beran L., Čejka T. & Dvořák L. (2010). "Komentovaný seznam měkkýšů zjištěných ve volné přírodě České a Slovenské republiky. [Annotated list of mollusc species recorded outdoors in the Czech and Slovak Republics]". Malacologica Bohemoslovaca, Suppl. 1: 1-37. PDF.
  3. ^ Juřičková L., Horsák M. & Beran L., 2001: Check-list of the molluscs (Mollusca) of the Czech Republic. Acta Soc. Zool. Bohem., 65: 25-40.
  4. ^ Red List of the molluscs (Mollusca) of the Czech Republic http://mollusca.sav.sk/malacology/redlist.htm
  5. ^ (German) Glöer P. & Meier-Brook C. (2003) Süsswassermollusken. DJN, pp. 134, page 109, ISBN 3-923376-02-2
  6. ^ http://waarneming.nl/soort/info/18790. http://www.natuurinformatie.nl/ecomare.devleet/natuurdatabase.nl/i001330.html
  7. ^ Painter's mussel - Naturhistoriska riksmuseet

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