First report of the freshwater mussel Mytilopsis leucophaeata (Family Dreissenidae) in Trinidad W.I. and a new locality record of the native Anodontites crispata (Family Unionidae)

Ryan S. Mohammed, Kerresha Khan, Dennis C. Nieweg


Freshwater mussels have been documented within Trinidad since the 1800s (Guppy 1866) with two species of the Unionidae family; Anadontitis crispata (Bruguiere 1792) and Mycetopoda sp. identified. In this note we record a new location for A. crispata and a new species record Mytilopsis leucophaeata (Conrad 1831) for Trinidad.


Mytilopsis; Anodontites; Unionidae; Dreissenidae

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