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Green Riffle Shell

Epioblasma torulosa (Rafinesque 1820)

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Epioblasma torulosa (Green Riffle Shell) is a species of mussels in the family unionid freshwater mussels. This species is extinct. They are listed as critically endangered by IUCN and in cites appendix i. They are associated with freshwater habitat. They are native to The Nearctic. Dead Green Riffle Shell form shallow marine sediments. They are detritivores. They have sexual reproduction. They have parental care (female provides care).

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  • Definition: A taxon is Extinct when there is no reasonable doubt that the last individual has died. A \r\ntaxon is presumed Extinct when exhaustive surveys in known and/or expected habitat, \r\nat appropriate times (diurnal, seasonal, annual), throughout its historic range have failed \r\nto record an individual. Surveys should be over a time frame appropriate to the taxon’s \r\nlife cycle and life form.
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  • Definition: Appendix I lists species that are the most endangered among CITES-listed animals and plants. They are threatened with extinction and CITES prohibits international trade in specimens of these species except when the purpose of the import is not commercial, for instance for scientific research. In these exceptional cases, trade may take place provided it is authorized by the granting of both an import permit and an export permit (or re-export certificate). Article VII of the Convention provides for a number of exemptions to this general prohibition.
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  • URI: http://purl.obolibrary.org/obo/GO_0019953
  • Definition: Capable of creating a new organism by combining the genetic material of two gametes, which may come from two parent organisms or from a single organism, in the case of self-fertilizing hermaphrodites.
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Known occurrences, collected specimens and observations of Green Riffle Shell. View this species on GBIF