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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 | Myoida | Dreissenoidea

family DREISSENIDAE Gray, 1840
     4 nominal families as synonyms | cladomics

genus Dreissena Van Beneden, 1835: 12 Recent species.
32 generic synonyms | 13 valid species | cladomics
Distribution: North America, North Eurasia.

genus Mytilopsis Conrad, 1857: 5 Recent species.
5 generic synonyms | 8 valid species | cladomics
Distribution: Afrotropics, Central America, East Asia, North America, North Eurasia, South America.

genus Rheodreissena Geda, Lujan, Perkins, Abernethy, Sabaj & Gangloff, 2018: 4 Recent species.
1 generic synonym | 4 valid species | cladomics
Distribution: South America.

genus Congeria Partsch, 1835: 3 Recent species.
7 generic synonyms | 5 valid species | cladomics
Distribution: North Eurasia.

genus Dreissenomya Fuchs, 1870: fossil only.
3 generic synonyms | 1 valid species | cladomics

genus Prodreissensia Rovereto, 1898: fossil only.
3 generic synonyms | 2 valid species | cladomics

genus Sinucongeria Loerenthey, 1894: fossil only.
1 generic synonym | 1 valid species | cladomics

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