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Tue 14 Sep 2021

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

order MYOIDA

family DREISSENIDAE Gray, 1840: 24 Recent species.
4 family-group synonyms | 8 genera| cladomics
Distribution:
Afrotropics, Central America, East Asia, North America, North Eurasia, South America.

family CORBULIDAE Lamarck, 1818: not freshwater, 12 Recent species.
2 family-group synonyms | 4 genera| cladomics
Distribution:
East Asia, North America, North Eurasia.

family TEREDINIDAE Rafinesque, 1815: 10 Recent species.
0 family-group synonyms | 3 genera| cladomics
Distribution:
Afrotropics, Australasia, Central America, East Asia, North America, North Eurasia, South America.

family PHOLADIDAE Lamarck, 1809: 4 Recent species.
0 family-group synonyms | 1 genus| cladomics
Distribution:
Central America, East Asia.

family ERODONIDAE Winckworth, 1932: not freshwater, 1 Recent species.
1 family-group synonym | 1 genus| cladomics
Distribution:
South America.

family MYIDAE Lamarck, 1809: not freshwater, 1 Recent species.
1 family-group synonym | 1 genus| cladomics

Page updated: 13:55:52 Tue 14 Sep 2021

 
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