Rotundaria pustulosa

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Rotundaria pustulosa
Quadrula pustulosa.jpg

Secure (NatureServe)[1]
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Mollusca
Class: Bivalvia
Order: Unionoida
Family: Unionidae
Genus: Rotundaria
Species: R. pustulosa
Binomial name
Rotundaria pustulosa
(Lea, I., 1831)
  • Amphinaias pustulosa (Lea, I., 1831)
  • Quadrula pustulosa

Rotundaria pustulosa[2] is a species of freshwater mussels, aquatic bivalve mollusks in the family Unionidae, the river mussels. This species is native to North America, where it is a widespread and common.[1][3]

It was formerly classified under Quadrula, but in 2012 it was moved to Rotundaria based on genetic evidence.[4]

A view of valves of Rotundaria pustulosa


  1. ^ a b "Quadrula pustulosa". NatureServe. Retrieved 2016-07-07. 
  2. ^ Worms
  3. ^ The Freshwater Mussels (Unionoida) of the World (and other less consequential bivalves)
  4. ^ Campbell, David; Lydeard, Charles (2012). "The Genera of Pleurobemini (Bivalvia: Unionidae: Ambleminae)". American Malacological Bulletin. 30 (1): 19–38. 
  • Williams, J. D.; Bogan, A. E.; Garner, J. T. (2008). Freshwater mussels of Alabama and the Mobile Basin in Georgia, Mississippi and Tennessee. University of Alabama Press, Tuscaloosa. 908 pp.