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Elimia livescens
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Elimia livescens
Taxonomic Group: Mollusks-Gastropods
Common name: LIVER ELIMIA


Elimia livescens is a small freshwater snail commonly known as a Liver Elimia. It is native to the Great Lakes-St. Lawrence and upper Mississippi basins, from Wisconsin and Iowa to Quebec and West Virginia. Few tidal records exist for this species, but it has been found in tributaries of the Hudson River, New York. It is known from a variety of habitats, including lakes, ponds, rivers, and on substrates ranging from mud to rock. No ecological or economic impacts have been reported for this species.

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Fofonoff PW, Ruiz GM, Steves B, Simkanin C, & Carlton JT (2018)
National Exotic Marine and Estuarine Species Information System.
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