Villosa fabalis

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Villosa fabalis
Conservation status

Imperiled (NatureServe)[1]
Scientific classification
Kingdom:Animalia
Phylum:Mollusca
Class:Bivalvia
Order:Unionoida
Family:Unionidae
Genus:Villosa
Species:V. fabalis
Binomial name
Villosa fabalis
 
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Villosa fabalis
Conservation status

Imperiled (NatureServe)[1]
Scientific classification
Kingdom:Animalia
Phylum:Mollusca
Class:Bivalvia
Order:Unionoida
Family:Unionidae
Genus:Villosa
Species:V. fabalis
Binomial name
Villosa fabalis

The Rayed Bean, scientific name Villosa fabalis, is a species of freshwater mussel, an aquatic bivalve mollusk in the family Unionidae, the river mussels.

Distribution and conservation status

This species lives in eastern North America. It is native to the drainages of the Ohio River, the Tennessee River, and the Great Lakes.

The Canadian Species at Risk Act listed it in the List of Wildlife Species at Risk as being endangered in Canada.[2]

References

  1. ^ "Villosa fabalis". NatureServe. Retrieved 2011-12-02. 
  2. ^ COSEWIC. 2005. Canadian Species at Risk. Committee on the Status of Endangered Wildlife in Canada. 64 pp., page 13.