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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.




Veneroida: families

Anthracosiidae: 1 genus [fossil only]
Carbonicolidae: 1 genus [fossil only]
*Cardiidae: 5 genera
*Cyrenidae: 6 genera
Cyrenoididae: 1 genus [no freshwater taxa]
*Donacidae: 2 genera
*Dreissenidae: 3 genera
Ferganoconchidae: 2 genera [fossil only]
Glauconomidae: 2 genera [no freshwater taxa]
Limnocyrenidae: 3 genera [fossil only]
Lucinidae: 2 genera [no freshwater taxa]
*Mactridae: 2 genera
Pharidae: 2 genera [no freshwater taxa]
*Pharidae: 2 genera
Prilukiellidae: 2 genera [fossil only]
Pseudocardiniidae: 4 genera [fossil only]
Semelidae: 1 genus [no freshwater taxa]
Solenidae: 2 genera [no freshwater taxa]
*Sphaeriidae: 4 genera
Tellinidae: 1 genus [no freshwater taxa]
Veneridae: 1 genus [no freshwater taxa]
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