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Elliptio complanata is a species of mussels in the family unionid freshwater mussels. They are associated with freshwater habitat. They are native to The Nearctic. Dead Elliptio complanata form shallow marine sediments. They are detritivores. Individuals can grow to 35 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 Elliptio complanata (Lightfoot 1786). View this species on GBIF