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International Journal of Fisheries and Aquatic Studies

2017, Vol. 5, Issue 5, Part C

New record of the freshwater mussel Lanceolaria gladiola Heude, 1877 (Family: Unionidae) from South Korea


Author(s): Don Barclay, TMSDG Silva, Hyun-tae Kim and William B Godwin FICEZS

Abstract: The present study represents the first record of freshwater mussel Lanceolaria gladiola (Heude, 1877) in the Korean Peninsula. The species was found and collected live from the banks of the Mangyeong River, Gimje, North Jeolla Province, South Korea. It was preserved, and sent to the Natural History Collections of Sam Houston State University, Texas, USA to identify, photograph and measure. The specimens were identified using morphologic characters including shell shape, exterior sculpturing. color of nacre, color of periostracum and shape of pseudocardinal and lateral teeth.

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Don Barclay, TMSDG Silva, Hyun-tae Kim, William B Godwin FICEZS. New record of the freshwater mussel Lanceolaria gladiola Heude, 1877 (Family: Unionidae) from South Korea. Int J Fish Aquat Stud 2017;5(5):202-204.
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