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)

Authors

  • Ryan S. Mohammed University of the West Indies Zoology Museum, Department of Life Sciences (DLS), Faculty of Science and Technology (FST), University of the West Indies, St Augustine, Trinidad and Tobago
  • Kerresha Khan University of the West Indies Zoology Museum, Department of Life Sciences (DLS), Faculty of Science and Technology (FST), University of the West Indies, St Augustine, Trinidad and Tobago
  • Dennis C. Nieweg Natural History Museum Rotterdam (Het Natuurhistorisch), Archaeoconchology, Rotterdam, The Netherlands.

Abstract

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.

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2018-12-31

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Nature Notes