Ochlockonee moccasinshell

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Ochlockonee moccasinshell
Medionidus simpsonianus 1905.png
Medionidus simpsonianus from the original description of the species by Walker, 1905
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Mollusca
Class: Bivalvia
Order: Unionoida
Family: Unionidae
Genus: Medionidus
Species: M. simpsonianus
Binomial name
Medionidus simpsonianus
Walker, 1905[2]

The Ochlockonee moccasinshell, scientific name Medionidus simpsonianus, 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. Its natural habitat is rivers.

Original description[edit]

Medionidus simpsonianus was described as a species by Bryant Walker in 1905 in The Nautilus journal:[2]


This article incorporates public domain text - a public domain work by Bryant Walker (1856-1936, U.S.A.) from reference.[2]

  1. ^ Bogan, A.E. 2000. Medionidus simpsonianus. 2006 IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Downloaded on 7 August 2007.
  2. ^ a b c B. Walker: A new species of Medionidus. - The Nautilus, Volume 18 Number 12 (April 10, 1905): 136–137.