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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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superfamily UNIONOIDEA Rafinesque, 1820: 818 Recent species.
72 family-group synonyms | 2 families| cladomics
Afrotropics, Australasia, Central America, East Asia, North America, North Eurasia.

superfamily ETHERIOIDEA Deshayes, 1832: 96 Recent species.
20 family-group synonyms | 3 families| cladomics
Afrotropics, Central America, East Asia, South America.

superfamily HYRIOIDEA Swainson, 1840: 93 Recent species.
16 family-group synonyms | 1 family| cladomics
Australasia, South America.

genus Araripenaia da Silva, Varejão, Matos, Rodrigues, Fürsich, Skawina, Schneider, Warren, Assine & Simões, 2020: fossil only.
1 generic synonym | 1 valid species | cladomics

family DESERTELLIDAE Dechaseaux, 1947: fossil only.
1 family-group synonym | 1 genus| cladomics

superfamily SILESUNIONOIDEA Skawina & Dzik, 2011: fossil only.
1 family-group synonym | 1 family| cladomics

superfamily TRIGONIOIDOIDEA Cox, 1952: fossil only.
6 family-group synonyms | 4 families, 1 genus| cladomics

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