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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 VENEROIDA

superfamily CYRENOIDEA Gray, 1840: 139 Recent species.
3 family-group synonyms | 2 families| cladomics
Distribution:
Afrotropics, Australasia, Central America, East Asia, North America, North Eurasia, South America.

family DONACIDAE Fleming, 1828: 17 Recent species.
0 family-group synonyms | 3 genera| cladomics
Distribution:
Afrotropics, Central America, North America, South America.

family LUCINIDAE Fleming, 1828: not freshwater, 16 Recent species.
1 family-group synonym | 2 genera| cladomics

family PHARIDAE H. Adams & A. Adams, 1856: 14 Recent species.
4 family-group synonyms | 3 subfamilies| cladomics
Distribution:
East Asia.

family CYRENOIDIDAE H. & A. Adams, 1857: not freshwater, 6 Recent species.
1 family-group synonym | 2 genera| cladomics
Distribution:
Afrotropics, Central America, North America.

superfamily MACTROIDEA Lamarck, 1809: 4 Recent species.
1 family-group synonym | 1 family| cladomics
Distribution:
East Asia.

family SOLENIDAE Lamarck, 1809: not freshwater, 2 Recent species.
1 family-group synonym | 2 genera| cladomics
Distribution:
East Asia.

family VENERIDAE Rafinesque, 1815: not freshwater, 2 Recent species.
0 family-group synonyms | 1 genus| cladomics
Distribution:
Afrotropics.

family FERGANOCONCHIDAE Martinson, 1956: fossil only.
1 family-group synonym | 2 genera| cladomics

family PSEUDOCARDINIIDAE Martinson, 1961: fossil only.
1 family-group synonym | 4 genera| cladomics

superfamily ANTHRACOSIOIDEA Amalitzky, 1892: fossil only.
2 family-group synonyms | 3 families| cladomics

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