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Page last updated
Thu 06 Dec 2018

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 Veneroida

family Sphaeriidae: 2 subfamilies, 228 Recent species.
Distribition: Nearctic, Neotropical, Afrotropical, Palearctic, Indotropical, Australasian.

superfamily Cyrenoidea: 2 families, 135 Recent species.
Distribition: Nearctic, Neotropical, Afrotropical, Palearctic, Indotropical, Australasian.

family Cardiidae: 5 genera, 22 Recent species.
Distribition: Palearctic.

family Donacidae: 3 genera, 18 Recent species.
Distribition: Nearctic, Neotropical, Afrotropical.

family Dreissenidae: 4 genera, 17 Recent species.
Distribition: Nearctic, Neotropical, Afrotropical, Palearctic, Indotropical.

family Lucinidae: not freshwater, 2 genera, 16 Recent species.

family Pharidae: 2 subfamilies, 11 Recent species.
Distribition: Indotropical.

family Cyrenoididae: not freshwater, 2 genera, 6 Recent species.
Distribition: Nearctic, Neotropical, Afrotropical.

family Tellinidae: not freshwater, 1 genus, 5 Recent species.

superfamily Mactroidea: 1 family, 4 Recent species.
Distribition: Indotropical.

family Veneridae: not freshwater, 1 genus, 2 Recent species.
Distribition: Afrotropical.

family Semelidae: not freshwater, 1 genus, 1 Recent species.

family Solenidae: not freshwater, 1 genus, 1 Recent species.
Distribition: Indotropical.

superfamily Anthracosioidea: fossil only, 3 families.

family Ferganoconchidae: fossil only, 2 genera.

family Pseudocardiniidae: fossil only, 4 genera.

Page updated: 08:30:04 Thu 06 Dec 2018

 
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