Rotundaria succissa

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Rotundaria succissa
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Mollusca
Class: Bivalvia
Order: Unionoida
Family: Unionidae
Genus: Rotundaria
Species: R. succissa
Binomial name
Rotundaria succissa
I. Lea, 1852

Quadrula succissa

Rotundaria succissa is a species of bivalve in the Unionidae family.

It is native to the United States, where it is endemic to the Apalachicolan Region of Alabama and Florida. Here, it is found in the Choctawhatchee, Escambia, and Yellow River systems. It is considered to be a somewhat "hardy" mussel in terms of tolerating poor water quality, and its populations appear to be stable.[1]

It was formerly classified under Quadrula, but in 2012 it was moved to Rotundaria based on genetic evidence.[2]


  1. ^ Quadrula succissa NatureServe
  2. ^ Campbell, David; Lydeard, Charles (2012). "The Genera of Pleurobemini (Bivalvia: Unionidae: Ambleminae)". American Malacological Bulletin. 30 (1): 19–38.