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The Freshwater Mussels (Unionoida) of the World
(and other less consequential bivalves)

FM(U)otW(aolcb) is the web version of the MUSSEL Project Database. Follow the links to browse the data or use the search fields. Either way, you win!

Taxa known only as fossils are highlighted in gray. Those without representatives in fresh waters are highlighted in gold.

 

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12 valid species match your search criterion

*Aspatharia chaiziana (Rang, 1835)
11 synonyms | 100 specimens
Distribution: Widespread in western Africa and the Nile.
Red List Status: least concern.
*Aspatharia dahomeyensis (Lea, 1859)
17 synonyms | 115 specimens
Distribution: Western Africa, from the Senegal to the Lake Chad Basin.
Red List Status: least concern.
*Aspatharia divaricata (Martens, 1897)
1 species-level nomen | 1 specimen
Distribution: Lake Victoria, Africa.
Red List Status: critically endangered.
*Aspatharia droueti (Chaper, 1885)
3 synonyms | 46 specimens
Distribution: Ivory Coast and Ghana, Africa.
Red List Status: data deficient.
*Aspatharia ganciniensis (Rochebrune, 1886)
6 synonyms | 23 specimens
Distribution: Middle and lower Congo, Africa.
Red List Status: least concern.
*Aspatharia marnoi (Jickeli, 1874)
3 synonyms | 40 specimens
Distribution: White Nile, Sudan.
Red List Status: data deficient.
*Aspatharia pangallensis (Rochebrune, 1882)
4 synonyms | 24 specimens
Distribution: Western Africa, in the Senegal and Niger rivers, east to Lake Chad.
*Aspatharia pfeifferiana (Bernardi, 1860)
11 synonyms | 226 specimens
Distribution: Congo Basin and Gabon, Africa.
Red List Status: least concern. GenBank: nucleotides available.
*Aspatharia rochebrunei (Jousseaume, 1886)
4 synonyms | 30 specimens
Distribution: Western Africa, in the Senegal, Volta, Niger and Chad-Chari basins.
*Aspatharia rugifera (Dunker, 1858)
9 synonyms | 77 specimens
Distribution: Cameroon south to lowest Congo, Central Africa. Reported from the Cunene in southern Africa by Germain (1925), though no specimens are known.
Red List Status: least concern.
*Aspatharia subreniformis (Sowerby, 1867)
5 synonyms | 29 specimens
Distribution: Cunene, Okavango and Zambezi basins, including the Malawi-Shiré, Africa.
Red List Status: data deficient.
Dentaspatharia galloprovincialis (Matheron, 1842) [fossil]
1 species-level nomen
 
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