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Paper Pondshell

Utterbackia imbecillis (Say 1829)

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Utterbackia imbecillis (Paper Pondshell) is a species of mussels in the family unionid freshwater mussels. They are associated with freshwater habitat. They are native to The Nearctic. Dead Paper Pondshell form shallow marine sediments. They are detritivores. Individuals can grow to 63.1 mm. They have sexual reproduction. They have parental care (female provides care).

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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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EOL has data for 22 attributes, including:

Known occurrences, collected specimens and observations of Paper Pondshell. View this species on GBIF