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

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

 

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Anodonta Lamarck, 1799: species
  View generic synonymy: 101 synonyms

*Anodonta anatina (Linnaeus, 1758)
404 synonyms | 259 specimens
Distribution: Widespread in the western Palearctic, including the Mediterranean, northern Africa and Central Asia.
Go to: FaunaEuropaea. Red List Status: Least Concern. GenBank: nucleotides available.
Anodonta argillensis Russell, 1932 [Cretaceous]
1 species-level nomen
Distribution: Cretaceous, North America.
Anodonta arnoldi Weaver & Palmer, 1922 [fossil]
1 species-level nomen
Anodonta athlios Mayer, 1869 [Tertiary]
1 species-level nomen
*Anodonta californiensis Lea, 1852
4 synonyms | 26 specimens
Distribution: California south into Mexico, east into Arizona and the Great Basin.
Go to: ITIS. Red List Status: least concern. GenBank: nucleotides available.
*Anodonta cygnea (Linnaeus, 1758)
426 synonyms | 107 specimens
Distribution: Widespread in the western Palearctic, including northern Africa.
Go to: FaunaEuropaea. Red List Status: critically endangered. GenBank: nucleotides available.
Anodonta cypressensis Russell, 1967 [Tertiary]
1 species-level nomen
*Anodonta cyrea Drou√ęt, 1881
12 synonyms | 2 specimens
Distribution: Central Asia, Aral Sea and south Caspian Sea drainages.
Red List Status: data deficient.
Anodonta decurtata Conrad, 1870 [Tertiary]
1 species-level nomen
*Anodonta exulcerata Porro, 1838
1 species-level nomen | 1 specimen
Distribution: Italy and Croatia in southeastern Europe.
*Anodonta impura Say, 1829
11 synonyms | 54 specimens
Distribution: Southern California, south into Mexico.
Red List Status: data deficient. GenBank: nucleotides available.
*Anodonta kennerlyi Lea, 1860
2 synonyms | 1 specimen
Distribution: Oregon north to British Columbia and Alberta.
Go to: ITIS. GenBank: nucleotides available.
Anodonta kettlemanensis Arnold, 1909 [fossil]
3 synonyms
*Anodonta lurulenta (Morelet, 1849)
1 species-level nomen | 4 specimens
Distribution: Yucatan and Guatemala, Mesoamerica.
Anodonta malhuerensis Henderson & Rodeck, 1934 [Tertiary]
1 species-level nomen
Anodonta nitida Nomland, 1917 [fossil]
1 species-level nomen
*Anodonta nuttalliana Lea, 1838
11 synonyms | 6 specimens
Distribution: Washington south through California, east to Utah.
Go to: ITIS. Red List Status: vulnerable. GenBank: nucleotides available.
*Anodonta oregonensis Lea, 1838
2 synonyms | 2 specimens
Distribution: Washington south to northern California, east into the Great Basin.
Go to: ITIS. Red List Status: least concern. GenBank: nucleotides available.
Anodonta parallela White, 1878 [Cretaceous]
1 species-level nomen
Distribution: Cretaceous, North America.
*Anodonta pseudodopsis Locard, 1883
3 synonyms
Distribution: Endemic to Lake Antioch, Syria.
Red List Status: endangered.
*Anodonta vescoiana Bourguignat, 1856
5 synonyms
Distribution: Endemic to the Tigris and Euphrates basins in Iraq.
Red List Status: Near Threatened.
 
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