Simpsonaias ambigua (salamander mussel) is a small-shelled member of a monotypic unionid genus and the only freshwater mussel reported to be an obligate parasite of amphibians. Recent surveys of the Duck River drainage found no historical or recent records of the salamander mussel, but documented records for 73 other species, including 53 extant taxa. In 2003, a fresh-dead shell of S. ambigua was collected from the Duck River in Humphreys County, TN. Additional specimens were found in June 2005. These specimens represent the only known occurrence of S. ambigua in the Duck or Tennessee River drainages and may represent the only remaining Tennessee population.
You have requested a machine translation of selected content from our databases. This functionality is provided solely for your convenience and is in no way intended to replace human translation. Neither BioOne nor the owners and publishers of the content make, and they explicitly disclaim, any express or implied representations or warranties of any kind, including, without limitation, representations and warranties as to the functionality of the translation feature or the accuracy or completeness of the translations.
Translations are not retained in our system. Your use of this feature and the translations is subject to all use restrictions contained in the Terms and Conditions of Use of the BioOne website.