(I. Lea, 1852)
The brother spike (Elliptio fraterna) is a species of freshwater mussel the family Unionidae, the river mussels. This species is endemic to the Savannah River, United States. It listed as "endangered "in 1996 and was changed due to insufficient information and it has a world listing of "critically imperilled/imperilled".
- Bogan, A. E. (Mollusc Specialist Group) 2000. Elliptio fraterna. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2014.2. Downloaded on 26 August 2014.
- Kilgo, John. Ecology and Management of a Forested Landscape: Fifty Years on the Savannah River Site. Island Press. p. 172. ISBN 159726251X. Retrieved 24 June 2015.
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