New York Natural Heritage Program
Black Sandshell
Ligumia recta (Lamarck, 1819)
Bivalves

Habitat [-]
Black Sandshells are typically found in medium-sized to large creeks and rivers in locations with a strong current and substrates of coarse sand and gravel with cobbles in water depths from several inches to six feet or more (Parmalee and Bogan 1998).

Associated Ecological Communities [-]
  • Confined river
    The aquatic community of relatively large, fast flowing sections of streams with a moderate to gentle gradient.

Associated Species [-]
  • Mucket (Actinonaias ligamentina)
  • Elktoe (Alasmidonta marginata)
  • Threeridge (Amblema plicata)
  • Eastern Elliptio (Elliptio complanata)
  • Spike (Elliptio dilatata)
  • Snuffbox (Epioblasma triquetra)
  • Wabash Pigtoe (Fusconaia flava)
  • Plain Pocketbook (Lampsilis cardium)
  • Yellow Lampmussel (Lampsilis cariosa)
  • Wavyrayed Lampmussel (Lampsilis fasciola)
  • Pocketbook (Lampsilis ovata)
  • Eastern Lampmussel (Lampsilis radiata)
  • Fatmucket (Lampsilis siliquoidea)
  • Creek Heelsplitter (Lasmigona compressa)
  • Flutedshell (Lasmigona costata)
  • Fragile Papershell (Leptodea fragilis)
  • Eastern Pondmussel (Ligumia nasuta)
  • Round Pigtoe (Pleurobema sintoxia)
  • Pink Heelsplitter (Potamilus alatus)
  • Kidneyshell (Ptychobranchus fasciolaris)
  • Giant Floater (Pyganodon grandis)
  • Creeper (Strophitus undulatus)
  • Deertoe (Truncilla truncata)
  • Rayed Bean (Villosa fabalis)