Ligumia nasuta

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Ligumia nasuta
Ligumia nasuta - Springfield Science Museum - Springfield, MA - DSC03465.JPG
Scientific classification edit
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Mollusca
Class: Bivalvia
Order: Unionida
Family: Unionidae
Genus: Ligumia
L. nasuta
Binomial name
Ligumia nasuta
Say, 1817

Ligumia nasuta, the eastern pondmussel, 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 and Canada, with only two known Canadian populations.[2] Like many Unionoid mussels, female eastern pondmussels display a lure to attract their fish hosts (see video). Underwater video of a female L. nasuta displaying


  1. ^ Bogan, A.E. & Woolnough, D. 2017. Ligumia nasuta. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2017: e.T11967A69491281. Downloaded on 11 January 2019.
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