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Thu 04 Jul 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 | Mytiloida

family Mytilidae

genus Limnoperna Rochebrune, 1881: 9 Recent species.
4 generic synonyms | 9 valid species
Distribition: Australasia, East Asia, South America.

genus Jolya Bourguignat, 1876: not freshwater, 5 Recent species.
2 generic synonyms | 5 valid species

genus Mytella Soot-Ryen, 1955: not freshwater, 5 Recent species.
1 generic synonym | 5 valid species
Distribition: Central America, North America, South America.

genus Mytilaster Monterosato, 1883: not freshwater, 5 Recent species.
1 generic synonym | 5 valid species
Distribition: North Eurasia, South America.

genus Sinomytilus Thiele, 1934: 3 Recent species.
1 generic synonym | 3 valid species
Distribition: East Asia.

genus Mytilus Linnaeus, 1758: not freshwater, 2 Recent species.
2 generic synonyms | 2 valid species

genus Brachidontes Swainson, 1840: 1 Recent species.
2 generic synonyms | 1 valid species
Distribition: East Asia.

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