Yellow lampmussel

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Yellow lampmussel
Lampsilis cariosa - Springfield Science Museum - Springfield, MA - DSC03467.JPG
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Mollusca
Class: Bivalvia
Order: Unionoida
Family: Unionidae
Genus: Lampsilis
Species: L. cariosa
Binomial name
Lampsilis cariosa
(Say, 1817)

The yellow lampmussel, scientific name Lampsilis cariosa, is a species of freshwater mussel, an aquatic bivalve mollusk in the family Unionidae, the river mussels.

Its natural habitat is rivers.

Distribution and conservation status[edit]

This species is found in Canada and the United States.

It lives in New Brunswick and in Nova Scotia in Canada, where the Committee on the Status of Endangered Wildlife in Canada (COSEWIC) has listed it as a species of special concern. The Canadian Species at Risk Act listed it in the List of Wildlife Species at Risk as being a species of special concern in Canada.[2]


  1. ^ Bogan, A.E. 1996. Lampsilis cariosa. 2006 IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Downloaded on 7 August 2007.
  2. ^ COSEWIC. 2005. Canadian Species at Risk. Committee on the Status of Endangered Wildlife in Canada. 64 pp., page 27.