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Pisidium amnicum

Pisidium amnicum
Conservation status
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Mollusca
Class: Bivalvia
Subclass: Heterodonta
Order: Veneroida
Suborder: Sphaeriacea
Family: Sphaeriidae
Genus: Pisidium
Species: P. amnicum
Binomial name
Pisidium amnicum
(O. F. Müller, 1774)

Pisidium amnicum is a species of very small freshwater clam. It is sometimes known as the greater European peaclam, an aquatic bivalve in the family Sphaeriidae.


Although only 9 mm in length, this species is considerably larger than most Pisidium species, and has a fairly thick, concentrically ridged shell.


Its native distribution is Palearctic. The species has been introduced to northeastern North America.


In Europe it requires high levels of calcium and clean water.


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