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Obovaria retusa (ring pink mussel; golf stick pearly mussel; ring pink)

Synonyms: Margarita retusus; Margaron retusus; Obovaria torsa; Obovaria torsa subsp. marginata; Unio retusa

Wikipedia Abstract

Obovaria retusa is a rare species of freshwater mussel in the family Unionidae, the river mussels. Its common names include golf stick pearly mussel and ring pink. It is native to parts of the eastern and southeastern United States, but it remains in very little of its original range. There may be no viable populations left. This is a federally listed endangered species of the United States.
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Endangered Species

Status: Critically Endangered
View IUCN Record: Obovaria retusa

Distribution

North America;

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