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Tue 06 Aug 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

order Veneroida

family Sphaeriidae: 2 subfamilies, 228 Recent species.
Distribition: Afrotropics, Australasia, Central America, East Asia, North America, North Eurasia, South America.

superfamily Cyrenoidea: 2 families, 135 Recent species.
Distribition: Afrotropics, Australasia, Central America, East Asia, North America, North Eurasia, South America.

family Cardiidae: 5 genera, 22 Recent species.
Distribition: North Eurasia.

family Dreissenidae: 8 genera, 19 Recent species.
Distribition: Afrotropics, Central America, East Asia, North America, North Eurasia, South America.

family Donacidae: 3 genera, 18 Recent species.
Distribition: Afrotropics, Central America, North America, South America.

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

family Pharidae: 2 subfamilies, 12 Recent species.
Distribition: East Asia.

family Cyrenoididae: not freshwater, 2 genera, 6 Recent species.
Distribition: Afrotropics, Central America, North America.

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

superfamily Mactroidea: 1 family, 4 Recent species.
Distribition: East Asia.

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

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

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

family Ferganoconchidae: fossil only, 2 genera.

family Pseudocardiniidae: fossil only, 4 genera.

superfamily Anthracosioidea: fossil only, 3 families.

Page updated: 15:12:42 Tue 06 Aug 2019

 
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