Eastern Elliptio Elliptio complanata  
Kingdom Animalia   >   Phylum Mollusca   >   Class Bivalvia   >   Order Unionoida   >   Family Unionidae   >   Genus Elliptio   

Status:

One of the most common freshwater mussel species in Maryland

Description:

Compare Eastern Floater.

Relationships:

The Eastern Elliptio depends mainly on American Eels as their host, but also use Yellow Perch, and sculpin (Chesapeake Bay Program).

There are 22 records in the project database.

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An Eastern Elliptio in Charles Co., Maryland (5/5/2014). Photo by Robert Aguilar, SERC. (MBP list)

An Eastern Elliptio collected in Wicomico Co., Maryland (11/23/2012). Photographed on 2/28/2015. Photo by Lance Biechele. (MBP list)

An Eastern Elliptio found in Caroline Co., Maryland (3/30/2019). Photo by Bill Hubick. (MBP list)


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