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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 | Unionoida

superfamily ETHERIOIDEA Deshayes, 1832
     20 nominal superfamilies as synonyms | cladomics

family MYCETOPODIDAE Gray, 1840: 53 Recent species.
7 family-group synonyms | 4 subfamilies| cladomics
Central America, South America.

family IRIDINIDAE Swainson, 1840: 39 Recent species.
7 family-group synonyms | 2 subfamilies| cladomics

family ETHERIIDAE Deshayes, 1832: 4 Recent species.
6 family-group synonyms | 4 genera| cladomics
Afrotropics, East Asia, South America.

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