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Wed 15 May 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 valid genus, the valid species are listed, Recent taxa first. Click here for the generic synonymy.

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Bivalvia | Veneroida | Sphaeriidae | Sphaeriinae

genus Sphaerium Scopoli, 1777: valid species

Sphaerium aequatoriale (Clessin, 1879)
1 synonym
Range:

Sphaerium alticola Kobelt, 1913
1 synonym
Range: New Guinea. [Australasia]

Sphaerium argentinum (d’Orbigny, 1835)
2 synonyms | 1 specimen
Range: Parana Basin, Brazil, Argentina and Uruguay. [South America]
Genbank sequences: 16S, 18S, 5.8S, ITS1.

Sphaerium asiaticum (Martens, 1864)
4 synonyms
Range: Central Asia to the Lower Amur Basin, eastern Russia. [East Asia, North Eurasia]

Sphaerium austeni Prashad in Annandale & Prashad, 1921
1 synonym
Range: Manipur, India. [East Asia]

Sphaerium avanum Theobald, 1873
1 synonym
Range: Myanmar. [East Asia]

Sphaerium baicalense Dybowski, 1902
1 synonym
Range: Lake Baikal. [North Eurasia]
Genbank sequences: 18S, 5.8S, ITS1.

Sphaerium bequaerti (Dautzenberg & Germain, 1914)
3 synonyms
Range: Widespread in tropical Africa. [Afrotropics]

Sphaerium cambaraense (Mansur, Meier-Brook & Ituarte, 2008)
1 synonym
Range: South America. [South America]

Sphaerium capense (Krauss, 1848)
4 synonyms
Range: Southern Africa and Madagascar. [Afrotropics]

Sphaerium cecilae Prashad, 1921
1 synonym
Range: Sumatra, Indonesia. [East Asia]

Sphaerium corneum (Linnaeus, 1758)
24 synonyms
Range: Native to northern Eurasia from Europe to Kamchatka. Introduced to the Laurentian Great Lakes. [East Asia, North America, North Eurasia]
Genbank sequences: 16S, 18S, 28S, 5.8S, ITS1.

Sphaerium costaricanum Martens, 1900
1 synonym
Range: Costa Rica. [Central America]

Sphaerium davisi (Bartsch, 1908)
1 synonym
Range: Ecuador. [South America]

Sphaerium fabale (Prime, 1852)
3 synonyms
Range: Eastern North America. [North America]
Genbank sequences: 16S, 18S, 5.8S.

Sphaerium forbesi (Philippi, 1869)
1 synonym
Range: Lake Titicaca, Peru and Bolivia. [South America]

Sphaerium goshaitanensis (Nesemann & Sharma, 2005)
1 synonym
Range: Punyamata, Nepal. [East Asia]

Sphaerium haasi Boettger, 1915
1 synonym
Range: Aru Islands, Indonesia. [Australasia]

Sphaerium hartmanni (Jickeli, 1874)
13 synonyms
Range: Widespread in tropical Africa, north to Egypt. [Afrotropics]

Sphaerium incomitatum (Kuiper, 1966)
1 synonym
Range: Southern Africa and the upper Congo. [Afrotropics]

Sphaerium indicum Deshayes, 1854
1 synonym
Range: Nepal. [East Asia]
Genbank sequences: 16S, 28S, COI, H3.

Sphaerium japonicum Westerlund, 1883
2 synonyms
Range: Japan. [East Asia]
Genbank sequences: 16S, 18S, 5.8S, ITS1.

Sphaerium kashmirensis Prashad, 1937
1 synonym
Range: Kashmir. [East Asia]
Genbank sequences: 16S, 28S, COI, H3.

Sphaerium kendricki Kuiper, 1983
1 synonym
Range: Western Australia. [Australasia]

Sphaerium lacusedes (Iredale, 1943)
2 synonyms
Range: Endemic to Tasmania. [Australasia]

Sphaerium lacustre (Müller, 1774)
38 synonyms
Range: Holarctic, Eurasia and North America. [East Asia, North America, North Eurasia]
Genbank sequences: 16S, 18S, 28S, 5.8S, COI, H3, ITS1.

Sphaerium lauricochae (Philippi, 1869)
1 synonym
Range: Northern Argentina to Peru. [South America]

Sphaerium limanicum Moskvicheva in Zatravkin & Moskvicheva, 1986
1 synonym
Range: Amur River. [East Asia]

Sphaerium mamillanum Westerlund, 1871
1 synonym
Range: European Russia. [North Eurasia]

Sphaerium martensi Pilsbry, 1899
1 synonym
Range: Mexico. [Central America]

Sphaerium mexicanum (Dall, 1905)
1 synonym
Range: San Luis Potosi, Mexico. [Central America]

Sphaerium miyadii Mori, 1933
3 synonyms
Range: Kuril Islands, eastern Russia. [East Asia]
Genbank sequences: 16S, 18S, 5.8S, ITS1.

Sphaerium montanum Tapparone Canefri, 1889
1 synonym
Range: Myanmar. [East Asia]

Sphaerium nitidum Clessin in Westerlund, 1876
6 synonyms
Range: Holarctic, at higher latitudes. [East Asia, North America, North Eurasia]
Genbank sequences: 28S.

Sphaerium novaezelandiae Deshayes, 1854
2 synonyms
Range: New Zealand. [Australasia]
Genbank sequences: 16S, 18S, 5.8S, ITS1.

Sphaerium nucleus (Studer, 1820)
4 synonyms
Range: Widespread in Europe. [North Eurasia]
Genbank sequences: 16S, 18S, 28S, 5.8S, COI, H3, ITS1.

Sphaerium nyanzae Smith, 1892
4 synonyms | 4 specimens
Range: Endemic to Lake Victoria. [Afrotropics]

Sphaerium occidentale (Lewis, 1856)
3 synonyms
Range: Widespread in North America. [North America]
Genbank sequences: 16S, 18S, 5.8S, COI, ITS1.

Sphaerium okinawaense Mori, 1937
1 synonym
Range: Taiwan. [East Asia]

Sphaerium ovale (Férussac, 1807)
5 synonyms
Range: Northern Europe. [North Eurasia]

Sphaerium partumeium (Say, 1822)
17 synonyms
Range: Widespread in North America. [North America]
Genbank sequences: 16S, 18S, 5.8S, ITS1.

Sphaerium parvium Yen, 1948
1 synonym
Range: Yangtze Basin, China. [East Asia]

Sphaerium patagonicum (Pilsbry, 1911)
1 synonym
Range: Argentina. [South America]

Sphaerium patella (Gould, 1850)
3 synonyms
Range: Western North America. [North America]

Sphaerium problematicum Gabriel, 1939
1 synonym
Range: Eastern Australia. [Australasia]

Sphaerium quirindi (Korniushin, 2000)
2 synonyms
Range: Northeastern New South Wales, Australia. [Australasia]

Sphaerium ranae van Benthem Jutting, 1927
2 synonyms
Range: Island of Buru, Maluku Islands, Indonesia. [East Asia]

Sphaerium regulare Mandahl-Barth, 1954
1 synonym
Range: Lake Victoria and Edward, Africa. [Afrotropics]

Sphaerium rhomboideum (Say, 1822)
2 synonyms
Range: North America, at higher latitudes. [North America]
Genbank sequences: 16S, 18S, 5.8S, ITS1.

Sphaerium rivicola (Lamarck, 1818)
9 synonyms
Range: Widespread in Europe. [North Eurasia]
Genbank sequences: 16S, 18S, 5.8S, ITS1.

Sphaerium securis (Prime, 1852)
7 synonyms
Range: Widespread in North America. [North America]
Genbank sequences: 16S, 18S, 5.8S, ITS1.

Sphaerium simile (Say, 1817)
22 synonyms
Range: North America, at higher latitudes. [North America]
Genbank sequences: 16S, 18S, 5.8S.

Sphaerium solidum (Normand, 1844)
2 synonyms
Range: Europe. [North Eurasia]
Genbank sequences: 16S, 18S, 5.8S, ITS1.

Sphaerium striatinum (Lamarck, 1818)
65 synonyms
Range: Widespread in North America. [North America]
Genbank sequences: 16S, 18S, 28S, 5.8S, COI, H3, ITS1.

Sphaerium stuhlmanni Martens, 1897
2 synonyms
Range: Lake Victoria, Africa. [Afrotropics]

Sphaerium subtransversum Prime, 1860
3 synonyms
Range: Mexico. [Central America]

Sphaerium tasmanicum (Tenison-Woods, 1876)
11 synonyms
Range: Eastern Australia. [Australasia]
Genbank sequences: 16S, 18S, 5.8S, ITS1.

Sphaerium tatiarae Cotton & Godfrey, 1938
2 synonyms
Range: Southeastern Australia and Tasmania. [Australasia]

Sphaerium titicacense (Pilsbry, 1924)
2 synonyms
Range: Lake Titicaca, Peru and Bolivia. [South America]

Sphaerium transversum (Say, 1829)
8 synonyms
Range: North America, east of the Rockies. Introduced to Europe. [North America, North Eurasia]
Genbank sequences: 16S, 18S, 5.8S, COI, ITS1.

Sphaerium triangulare (Say, 1829)
2 synonyms
Range: Mexico. [Central America]

Sphaerium victoriae Smith, 1906
5 synonyms
Range: Upper Nile Great Lakes, Africa. [Afrotropics]

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