Edible naiad

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Edible naiad
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Mollusca
Class: Bivalvia
Order: Unionoida
Family: Unionidae
Genus: Cyprogenia
Species: C. aberti
Binomial name
Cyprogenia aberti
(Conrad, 1850)

The edible naiad (Cyprogenia aberti), also known as the edible pearly mussel, western fan-shell, or western fanshell mussel, is a species of freshwater mussel, an aquatic bivalve mollusk in the family Unionidae, the river mussels.

This species is endemic to the United States.


  1. ^ Cummings, K. & Cordeiro, J. (2012). "Cyprogenia aberti". The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. IUCN. 2012: e.T6182A3107987. doi:10.2305/IUCN.UK.2012-1.RLTS.T6182A3107987.en. Retrieved 5 December 2017.