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Wed 11 Sep 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:
IUCN Red List: Data Deficient.

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.
IUCN Red List: Least Concern (Musculium argentinum).

Sphaerium asiaticum (Martens, 1864)
4 synonyms
Range: Central Asia to the Lower Amur Basin, eastern Russia. [East Asia, North Eurasia]
IUCN Red List: Least Concern.
Other web site: MolluscaBase.

Sphaerium austeni Prashad in Annandale & Prashad, 1921
1 synonym
Range: Manipur, India. [East Asia]
IUCN Red List: Near Threatened.

Sphaerium avanum Theobald, 1873
1 synonym
Range: Myanmar. [East Asia]
IUCN Red List: Data Deficient.

Sphaerium baicalense Dybowski, 1902
1 synonym
Range: Lake Baikal. [North Eurasia]
Genbank sequences: 18S, 5.8S, ITS1.
IUCN Red List: Least Concern.
Other web site: MolluscaBase.

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

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]
IUCN Red List: Least Concern.
Other web site: MolluscaBase.

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

Sphaerium corneum (Linnaeus, 1758)
24 synonyms | 7 specimens
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.
IUCN Red List: Least Concern.
Other web site: MolluscaBase 2.

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, COI.
IUCN Red List: Least Concern.
Other web site: MolluscaBase.

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

Sphaerium goshaitanensis (Nesemann & Sharma, 2005)
1 synonym
Range: Punyamata, Nepal. [East Asia]
IUCN Red List: Data Deficient (Musculium goshaitanensis).

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]
IUCN Red List: Data Deficient (Sphaerium naivashaens), Least Concern.
Other web site: MolluscaBase.

Sphaerium incomitatum (Kuiper, 1966)
1 synonym
Range: Southern Africa and the upper Congo. [Afrotropics]
IUCN Red List: Least Concern, Least Concern (Musculium incomitatum).
Other web site: MolluscaBase.

Sphaerium indicum Deshayes, 1854
1 synonym
Range: Nepal. [East Asia]
Genbank sequences: 16S, 28S, COI, H3.
IUCN Red List: Least Concern.
Other web site: MolluscaBase.

Sphaerium japonicum Westerlund, 1883
2 synonyms
Range: Japan. [East Asia]
Genbank sequences: 16S, 18S, 5.8S, ITS1.
IUCN Red List: Data Deficient (Sphaerium biwaense).

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]
Other web site: MolluscaBase 2.

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

Sphaerium lacustre (Müller, 1774)
38 synonyms | 2 specimens
Range: Holarctic, Eurasia and North America. [East Asia, North America, North Eurasia]
Genbank sequences: 16S, 18S, 28S, 5.8S, COI, H3, ITS1.
IUCN Red List: Data Deficient (Sphaerium maroccanum), Least Concern (Musculium lacustre), Least Concern (Musculium compressum).
Other web site: MolluscaBase 2 3.

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

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.
IUCN Red List: Data Deficient (Sphaerium myadii).
Other web site: MolluscaBase.

Sphaerium montanum Tapparone Canefri, 1889
1 synonym
Range: Myanmar. [East Asia]
IUCN Red List: Data Deficient.

Sphaerium nitidum Clessin in Westerlund, 1876
6 synonyms
Range: Holarctic, at higher latitudes. [East Asia, North America, North Eurasia]
Genbank sequences: 28S.
IUCN Red List: Least Concern.
Other web site: MolluscaBase 2.

Sphaerium novaezelandiae Deshayes, 1854
2 synonyms
Range: New Zealand. [Australasia]
Genbank sequences: 16S, 18S, 5.8S, ITS1.
IUCN Red List: Least Concern (Musculium novaezelandiae).
Other web site: MolluscaBase.

Sphaerium nucleus (Studer, 1820)
4 synonyms
Range: Widespread in Europe. [North Eurasia]
Genbank sequences: 16S, 18S, 28S, 5.8S, COI, H3, ITS1.
IUCN Red List: Data Deficient (Sphaerium galitzini).
Other web site: MolluscaBase.

Sphaerium nyanzae E.A. Smith, 1892
4 synonyms | 4 specimens
Range: Endemic to Lake Victoria. [Afrotropics]
IUCN Red List: Least Concern.
Other web site: MolluscaBase.

Sphaerium occidentale (Lewis, 1856)
3 synonyms
Range: Widespread in North America. [North America]
Genbank sequences: 16S, 18S, 5.8S, COI, ITS1.
IUCN Red List: Least Concern.
Other web site: MolluscaBase 2.

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

Sphaerium ovale (Férussac, 1807)
6 synonyms
Range: Northern Europe. [North Eurasia]
IUCN Red List: Least Concern.
Other web site: MolluscaBase.

Sphaerium partumeium (Say, 1822)
17 synonyms
Range: Widespread in North America. [North America]
Genbank sequences: 16S, 18S, 5.8S, ITS1.
IUCN Red List: Least Concern (Musculium partumeium).
Other web site: MolluscaBase.

Sphaerium parvium Yen, 1948
1 synonym
Range: Yangtze River, 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]
Other web site: MolluscaBase.

Sphaerium problematicum Gabriel, 1939
1 synonym
Range: Eastern Australia. [Australasia]
IUCN Red List: Data Deficient (Musculium problematicum).
Other web site: MolluscaBase 2.

Sphaerium quirindi (Korniushin, 2000)
2 synonyms
Range: Northeastern New South Wales, Australia. [Australasia]
IUCN Red List: Data Deficient (Musculium quirindi).
Other web site: MolluscaBase 2.

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

Sphaerium regulare Mandahl-Barth, 1954
1 synonym
Range: Lakes Victoria and Edward, Africa. [Afrotropics]
IUCN Red List: Endangered (Sphaerium regularis).

Sphaerium rhomboideum (Say, 1822)
2 synonyms
Range: North America, at higher latitudes. [North America]
Genbank sequences: 16S, 18S, 5.8S, ITS1.
IUCN Red List: Least Concern.
Other web site: MolluscaBase 2.

Sphaerium rivicola (Lamarck, 1818)
9 synonyms
Range: Widespread in Europe. [North Eurasia]
Genbank sequences: 16S, 18S, 5.8S, ITS1.
IUCN Red List: Vulnerable.
Other web site: MolluscaBase.

Sphaerium securis (Prime, 1852)
7 synonyms
Range: Widespread in North America. [North America]
Genbank sequences: 16S, 18S, 5.8S, ITS1.
IUCN Red List: Least Concern (Musculium securis).
Other web site: MolluscaBase.

Sphaerium simile (Say, 1817)
22 synonyms
Range: North America, at higher latitudes. [North America]
Genbank sequences: 16S, 18S, 5.8S.
IUCN Red List: Least Concern.
Other web site: MolluscaBase 2.

Sphaerium solidum (Normand, 1844)
2 synonyms
Range: Europe. [North Eurasia]
Genbank sequences: 16S, 18S, 5.8S, ITS1.
IUCN Red List: Near Threatened.
Other web site: MolluscaBase.

Sphaerium striatinum (Lamarck, 1818)
65 synonyms
Range: Widespread in North America. [North America]
Genbank sequences: 16S, 18S, 28S, 5.8S, COI, H3, ITS1.
IUCN Red List: Least Concern.
Other web site: MolluscaBase 2.

Sphaerium stuhlmanni Martens, 1897
2 synonyms
Range: Lake Victoria, Africa. [Afrotropics]
IUCN Red List: Least Concern.

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.
Other web site: MolluscaBase 2.

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

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.
IUCN Red List: Least Concern (Musculium transversum).
Other web site: MolluscaBase.

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

Sphaerium victoriae E.A. Smith, 1906
5 synonyms
Range: Upper Nile Great Lakes, Africa. [Afrotropics]
IUCN Red List: Least Concern.
Other web site: MolluscaBase 2.

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