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

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Bivalvia | Unionoida | Iridinidae

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Chambardia Servain, 1890: species
  View generic synonymy: 8 synonyms

*Chambardia bourguignati (Bourguignat, 1885)
9 synonyms | 43 specimens
Distribution: Lake Victoria Basin and adjacent streams in Tanzania, Africa.
Red List Status: least concern.
*Chambardia flava (Pilsbry & Bequaert, 1927)
5 synonyms | 68 specimens
Distribution: Upper Congo, including Lake Bangweulu, Africa.
Red List Status: least concern.
*Chambardia letourneuxi Servain, 1890
8 synonyms | 10 specimens
Distribution: Known only from the lower Nile, Egypt.
Red List Status: extinct.
*Chambardia moutai (Dartevelle, 1939)
2 synonyms | 22 specimens
Distribution: Known only from the Cunene River, Angola.
*Chambardia nyassaensis (Lea, 1864)
6 synonyms | 38 specimens
Distribution: Disjunct in both Lakes Malawi and Tanganyika, Africa.
Red List Status: vulnerable.
*Chambardia petersi (Martens, 1860)
2 synonyms | 18 specimens
Distribution: Zambezi River, south to Transvaal, Africa.
Red List Status: least concern.
*Chambardia rubens (Lamarck, 1819)
40 synonyms | 280 specimens
Distribution: Widespread in western Africa and the Nile.
Red List Status: least concern. GenBank: nucleotides available.
*Chambardia trapezia (Martens, 1897)
5 synonyms | 45 specimens
Distribution: Lake Victoria, Lake Albert and the Victoria Nile, Africa.
Red List Status: data deficient.
Chambardia triangulata (Gautier, 1965) [Tertiary]
1 species-level nomen
Distribution: Miocene, Africa.
*Chambardia wahlbergi (Krauss, 1848)
23 synonyms | 255 specimens
Distribution: Widespread from southern Africa north to the Nile and west to Senegal, with several disjunct populations recognized as subspecies.
Red List Status: least concern. GenBank: nucleotides available.
*Chambardia welwitschii (Morelet, 1868)
2 synonyms | 13 specimens
Distribution: Cuanza Basin and Upper Zambezi, Africa.
*Chambardia wissmanni (Martens, 1883)
7 synonyms | 159 specimens
Distribution: Western Africa and the Congo, Africa
Red List Status: least concern.
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