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

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Mutela Scopoli, 1777: species
  View generic synonymy: 18 synonyms

Mutela adami (Gautier, 1965) [Tertiary]
1 species-level nomen
Distribution: Miocene to Pliocene, Africa.
*Mutela alata (Lea, 1864)
5 synonyms | 34 specimens
Distribution: Lake Malawi and the Shiré River Basin, Africa.
Red List Status: vulnerable.
*Mutela alluaudi Germain, 1909
1 species-level nomen | 4 specimens
Distribution: Lake Albert, Africa.
Mutela atrox (Van Damme & Pickford, 2010) [Tertiary]
1 species-level nomen
Distribution: Miocene to Pliocene, Africa.
*Mutela bourguignati Bourguignat, 1885
5 synonyms | 46 specimens
Distribution: Lake Victoria, Africa.
Red List Status: near threatened.
Mutela cummingsi (Van Damme & Pickford, 2010) [Tertiary]
1 species-level nomen
Distribution: Pliocene, Africa.
*Mutela dubia (Gmelin, 1791)
34 synonyms | 334 specimens
Distribution: Widespread in western Africa, the Congo and Nile.
Red List Status: least concern. GenBank: nucleotides available.
*Mutela franci Daget, 1964
2 synonyms | 8 specimens
Distribution: Known only from the middle Niger River, Africa.
Red List Status: vulnerable.
*Mutela hargeri E.A. Smith, 1908
2 synonyms | 51 specimens
Distribution: Lakes Bangweulu and Mweru, upper Congo, Africa.
Red List Status: least concern. GenBank: nucleotides available.
*Mutela joubini (Germain, 1904)
2 synonyms | 6 specimens
Distribution: Niger and Chad basins south to the Congo, Africa.
Red List Status: least concern.
*Mutela langi Pilsbry & Bequaert, 1927
1 species-level nomen | 12 specimens
Distribution: Lower Congo, Africa.
Red List Status: endangered.
*Mutela legumen (Rochebrune, 1886)
8 synonyms | 39 specimens
Distribution: Malebo Pool, Congo, Africa.
Red List Status: vulnerable.
Mutela lepersonnei (Adam, 1959) [Tertiary]
1 species-level nomen
Distribution: Miocene to Pliocene, Africa
*Mutela mabilli (Rochebrune, 1886)
6 synonyms | 15 specimens
Distribution: Gabon and the Congo Basin, Africa.
Red List Status: least concern.
Mutela nyamaviensis Van Damme & Pickford, 2010 [Tertiary]
1 species-level nomen
Distribution: Pliocene, Africa.
Mutela palaeospekii (Van Damme & Pickford, 2010) [Tertiary]
1 species-level nomen
Distribution: Miocene to Pliocene, Africa.
*Mutela rostrata (Rang, 1835)
15 synonyms | 268 specimens
Distribution: Widespread in western Africa, the Congo and the Nile.
Red List Status: least concern. GenBank: nucleotides available.
*Mutela soleniformis Bourguignat, 1885
11 synonyms | 18 specimens
Distribution: Lake Tanganyika, Africa.
Red List Status: data deficient.
Mutela wasai (Van Damme & Pickford, 2010) [Tertiary]
1 species-level nomen
Distribution: Miocene to Pliocene, Africa.
Mutela williamsoni (Van Damme & Pickford, 2010) [Tertiary]
1 species-level nomen
Distribution: Pliocene, Africa.
*Mutela wistarmorrisi Graf & Cummings, 2006
1 species-level nomen | 7 specimens
Distribution: Known only from the Cuanza River, Angola.
Red List Status: data deficient.
*Mutela zambesiensis Mandahl-Barth, 1988
3 synonyms | 13 specimens
Distribution: Cunene, Okavango and Zambezi basins, Africa.
Red List Status: least concern.
 
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