Musculium lacustre - (Müller, 1774)
Lake Fingernailclam
Synonym(s): Musculium raymondi (Cooper, 1892) ;Sphaerium lacustre (Müller, 1774)
Taxonomic Status: Accepted
Related ITIS Name(s): Musculium lacustre (Muller, 1774) (TSN 81430)
Unique Identifier: ELEMENT_GLOBAL.2.107908
Element Code: IMBIV50010
Informal Taxonomy: Animals, Invertebrates - Mollusks - Other Mollusks
 
Kingdom Phylum Class Order Family Genus
Animalia Mollusca Bivalvia Veneroida Sphaeriidae Musculium
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Concept Reference
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Concept Reference: Turgeon, D.D., J.F. Quinn, Jr., A.E. Bogan, E.V. Coan, F.G. Hochberg, W.G. Lyons, P.M. Mikkelsen, R.J. Neves, C.F.E. Roper, G. Rosenberg, B. Roth, A. Scheltema, F.G. Thompson, M. Vecchione, and J.D. Williams. 1998. Common and scientific names of aquatic invertebrates from the United States and Canada: Mollusks. 2nd Edition. American Fisheries Society Special Publication 26, Bethesda, Maryland: 526 pp.
Concept Reference Code: B98TUR01EHUS
Name Used in Concept Reference: Musculium lacustre
Taxonomic Comments: Musculium ryckholti was recognized as distinct by Henderson (1924), but current treatments include with Musculium lacustre (Turgeon et al. 1998, Mackie 2007). Musculium is considered a subgenus of Sphaerium by some (Bogan 2013, Graf and Cummings 2013).
Conservation Status
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NatureServe Status

Global Status: G5
Global Status Last Reviewed: 05Jan2015
Global Status Last Changed: 07Jun2004
Ranking Methodology Used: Ranked by calculator
Rounded Global Status: G5 - Secure
Reasons: This is a widespread species found in many suitable habitats, from ditches and swamps to lakes and rivers. There are no significant threats at a global level.
Nation: United States
National Status: N5 (07Jun2004)
Nation: Canada
National Status: N5 (01Aug2017)

U.S. & Canada State/Province Status
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United States Alaska (SNR), Colorado (SNR), Idaho (S4), Indiana (SNR), Kentucky (SU), Massachusetts (SNR), Montana (SNR), New Mexico (S1), North Carolina (SU), Tennessee (SNR), Utah (S3?), Virginia (S3), Wisconsin (SNR), Wyoming (SNR)
Canada Alberta (S4), British Columbia (S5), Labrador (SU), Manitoba (S4), New Brunswick (SU), Newfoundland Island (S3), Northwest Territories (S3S4), Nova Scotia (SU), Ontario (S5), Prince Edward Island (SU), Quebec (SNR), Saskatchewan (S4), Yukon Territory (SU)

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NatureServe Global Conservation Status Factors

Range Extent: >2,500,000 square km (greater than 1,000,000 square miles)
Range Extent Comments: This species is Holarctic. The Nearctic range encompasses most of North America, from Alaska east to Newfoundland, and south to California and Florida; it is apparently absent from the southwestern states (Mackie 2007).

Number of Occurrences: > 300
Number of Occurrences Comments: This species is represented by a large number of subpopulations and locations.

Population Size Comments: Total population size is unknown.

Overall Threat Impact: Low
Overall Threat Impact Comments: No major threats exist at the present time or for the foreseeable future. However, some subpopulations may be experiencing localized declines due to changes in land use, habitat loss, and degradation.

Short-term Trend Comments: Trend over the past 10 years is unknown but probably relatively stable.

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Distribution
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Global Range: (>2,500,000 square km (greater than 1,000,000 square miles)) This species is Holarctic. The Nearctic range encompasses most of North America, from Alaska east to Newfoundland, and south to California and Florida; it is apparently absent from the southwestern states (Mackie 2007).

U.S. States and Canadian Provinces

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Endemism: occurs (regularly, as a native taxon) in multiple nations

U.S. & Canada State/Province Distribution
United States AK, CO, ID, IN, KY, MA, MT, NC, NM, TN, UT, VA, WI, WY
Canada AB, BC, LB, MB, NB, NF, NS, NT, ON, PE, QC, SK, YT

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U.S. Distribution by County Help
State County Name (FIPS Code)
NM San Miguel (35047)
* Extirpated/possibly extirpated
U.S. Distribution by Watershed Help
Watershed Region Help Watershed Name (Watershed Code)
11 Conchas (11080005)+
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* Extirpated/possibly extirpated
Ecology & Life History
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Habitat Type: Freshwater
Non-Migrant: N
Locally Migrant: N
Long Distance Migrant: N
Riverine Habitat(s): CREEK, MEDIUM RIVER, Pool
Lacustrine Habitat(s): Shallow water
Palustrine Habitat(s): Bog/fen, HERBACEOUS WETLAND, TEMPORARY POOL
Habitat Comments: This species is found in small lakes and ponds (both temporary and permanent), ditches, swamps, marshes, puddles, large lakes, rivers and creeks. It prefers muddy substrates with aquatic macrophytes, but is also found in smaller densities in sand and gravel substrates. The habitats with muddy substrates often have oxygen deficiencies due to the demands of the micro-organisms in the organic matter. See Mackie 2007 for a detailed habitat description.
Economic Attributes Not yet assessed
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Management Summary Not yet assessed
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Population/Occurrence Delineation Not yet assessed
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Population/Occurrence Viability
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U.S. Invasive Species Impact Rank (I-Rank) Not yet assessed
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Authors/Contributors
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NatureServe Conservation Status Factors Edition Date: 05Jan2015
NatureServe Conservation Status Factors Author: Mackie, G.L.

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References
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  • Henderson, J. 1924. Mollusca of Colorado, Utah, Montana, Idaho and Wyoming. University of Colorado Studies 13(2): 65-223.

  • Herrington, H.B. 1962. A revision of the Sphaeriidae of North America (Mollusca: Pelecypoda). Miscellaneous Publications, Museum of Zoology, University of Michigan, No. 118. 74 pp.

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