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9 August

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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.




NOTICE! This version of the MUSSELpdb online is no longer supported or up-to-date. It will be removed from this web site in the summer of 2019.

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Unionoida: families

Desertellidae: 1 genus [fossil only]
*Etheriidae: 4 genera
*Hyriidae: 20 genera
*Iridinidae: 6 genera
*Margaritiferidae: 12 genera
*Mycetopodidae: 11 genera
Nakamuranaiidae: 6 genera [fossil only]
Plicatounionidae: 1 genus [fossil only]
Pseudohyriidae: 7 genera [fossil only]
Silesunionidae: 2 genera [fossil only]
Trigonioididae: 5 genera [fossil only]
*Unionidae: 179 genera
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