Obovaria olivaria

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Obovaria olivaria
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Mollusca
Class: Bivalvia
Order: Unionoida
Family: Unionidae
Genus: Obovaria
Species: O. olivaria
Binomial name
Obovaria olivaria
Rafinesque, 1820

Obovaria olivaria is a species of freshwater mussel, an aquatic bivalve mollusk in the family Unionidae, the river mussels.

This species is native to eastern North America. It is found in the drainages of the Ohio River, the St. Lawrence River, and the Great Lakes. It is known to use only sturgeons as larval hosts.


  1. ^ Cummings, K. & Cordeiro, J. (2012). "Obovaria olivaria". The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. IUCN. 2012: e.T15022A547105. doi:10.2305/IUCN.UK.2012.RLTS.T15022A547105.en. Retrieved 9 December 2017.