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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.




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Publication Information

Zieritz, A., B. Gum, R. Kuehn & J. Geist. 2012. Identification freshwater mussels (Unionoida) and parasitic glochidia larvae from host fish gills: a molecular key to the North and Central European species. Ecology and Evolution 2(4): 740-750.
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Species Described

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Taxonomic Opinions
Anodonta anatina (Linnaeus 1758). — Zieritz et al. (2012: 743).
Anodonta cygnea (Linnaeus 1758). — Zieritz et al. (2012: 743).
Margaritifera margaritifera (Linnaeus 1758). — Zieritz et al. (2012: 743).
Pseudanodonta complanata (Rossmässler 1835). — Zieritz et al. (2012: 743).
Sinanodonta woodiana (Lea 1834). — Zieritz et al. (2012: 743).
Unio crassus (Philipsson 1788). — Zieritz et al. (2012: 743).
Unio pictorum (Linnaeus 1758). — Zieritz et al. (2012: 743).
Unio tumidus (Philipsson 1788). — Zieritz et al. (2012: 743).
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