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Wed 15 May 2019

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 custom Google search field. Either way, you win!

For each taxon, information is provided regarding habitat, horizon (Recent unless otherwise listed), and diversity. We are actively working on the Recent freshwater mussels, and those are the taxa for which the data are most complete. For other Recent freshwater bivalves, the information largely follows Graf (2013). For other taxa (e.g., marine, fossil), any content is largely incidental.

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Bivalvia | Unionoida | Unionoidea | Unionidae

subfamily Ambleminae

tribe Lampsilini: 31 genera, 163 Recent species.
Distribition: Central America, East Asia, North America.

tribe Pleurobemini: 9 genera, 75 Recent species.
Distribition: North America.

genus Nephronaias Fischer & Crosse, 1894: 24 Recent species.
8 generic synonyms | 24 valid species
Distribition: Central America.

tribe Quadrulini: 8 genera, 22 Recent species.
Distribition: Central America, North America.

genus Psoronaias Fischer & Crosse, 1894: 15 Recent species.
2 generic synonyms | 15 valid species
Distribition: Central America.

genus Sphenonaias Fischer & Crosse, 1894: 7 Recent species.
1 generic synonym | 7 valid species
Distribition: Central America, North America.

genus Barynaias Fischer & Crosse, 1894: 5 Recent species.
1 generic synonym | 5 valid species
Distribition: Central America.

genus Uniomerus Conrad, 1853: 4 Recent species.
3 generic synonyms | 5 valid species
Distribition: North America.

tribe Amblemini: 1 genus, 3 Recent species.
Distribition: East Asia, North America.

genus Micronaias Simpson, 1900: 3 Recent species.
1 generic synonym | 3 valid species
Distribition: Central America.

genus Popenaias Frierson, 1927: 3 Recent species.
2 generic synonyms | 3 valid species
Distribition: Central America, North America.

genus Reginaia Campbell & Lydeard, 2012: 3 Recent species.
1 generic synonym | 3 valid species
Distribition: East Asia, North America.

genus Nephritica Frierson, 1927: 2 Recent species.
1 generic synonym | 2 valid species
Distribition: Central America.

genus Reticulatus Frierson, 1927: 2 Recent species.
1 generic synonym | 2 valid species
Distribition: Central America.

genus Martensnaias Frierson, 1927: 1 Recent species.
2 generic synonyms | 1 valid species
Distribition: Central America.

genus Plectomerus Conrad, 1853: 1 Recent species.
4 generic synonyms | 1 valid species
Distribition: North America.

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