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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!

This page reports the specimens in the MUSSELpdb and provides a map if geocodes are known. The taxonomic history reports the record of different names and combinations that have been applied to this species (and its synonyms) since 2007.

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species Sphaerium lacustre (Müller, 1774): specimens
     40 nominal species as synonyms

Taxonomic History (since 2007)

Musculium lacustreTaylor et al. (2007), Schultheiß et al. (2008), Kiliçaslan & Özbek (2010), Kantor et al. (2010), ..., Vinarski et al. (2020), Groh et al. (2020), Saito et al. (2022), Clewing et al. (2022)
Sphaerium lacustreBogan (2010), He & Zhuang (2013), Bespalaya et al. (2017), Príe et al. (2021), Prié et al. (2023)
Musculium ryckholtiiKantor et al. (2010)
Musculium crepliniKantor et al. (2010)
Musculium terverianumKantor et al. (2010)
Musculium steiniiKantor et al. (2010)
Musculium compressumKantor et al. (2010), IUCN (2011)
Musculium mucronulatumKantor et al. (2010)
Sphaerium maroccanumIUCN (2010)
Musculium hungaricumKantor et al. (2010)
Musculium clessiniKantor et al. (2010)
Sphaerium compressumBogan (2010)
Musculium heterodonKantor et al. (2010)
Musculium johanseniKantor et al. (2010)
Sphaerium amurenseBogan (2010)
Musculium amurenseKantor et al. (2010)
Musculium jurieviKantor et al. (2010)
Musculium kafanoviKantor et al. (2010)
Musculium likhareviKantor et al. (2010)
Musculium moussoniKantor et al. (2010)
Sphaerium (Musculium) lacustreStunžėnas et al. (2011), Bespalaya et al. (2023)
Musculium (s.s.) lacustreVinarski & Kantor (2016)
Musculium (s.s.) ryckholtiVinarski & Kantor (2016)
Musculium (s.s.) crepliniVinarski & Kantor (2016)
Musculium (s.s.) terverianumVinarski & Kantor (2016)
Musculium (s.s.) steiniiVinarski & Kantor (2016)
Musculium (s.s.) compressumVinarski & Kantor (2016)
Musculium (s.s.) mucronulatumVinarski & Kantor (2016)
Musculium (s.s.) hungaricumVinarski & Kantor (2016)
Musculium (s.s.) clessiniVinarski & Kantor (2016)
Musculium (s.s.) moussoniVinarski & Kantor (2016)
Musculium (s.s.) heterodonVinarski & Kantor (2016)
Musculium (s.s.) johanseniVinarski & Kantor (2016)
Musculium (s.s.) amurenseVinarski & Kantor (2016)
Musculium (s.s.) jurieviVinarski & Kantor (2016)
Musculium (s.s.) kafanoviVinarski & Kantor (2016)
Musculium (s.s.) likhareviVinarski & Kantor (2016)
Musculium lacustrisClewing et al. (2020)

Range: Holarctic, Eurasia and North America.

Map of Georeferenced Specimens
species map


INHS_57927 Belgium


INHS_58297 England

Genbank Vouchers


UGSB_9048 (GE03/1) (COI, 16S, H3) Georgia, Gurien (42.04722°N, 41.76638°E)


RMBH_MSph_675 (16S, 28S) Russia: Irkutsk region, Irkutsk

RMBH_MSph_402_2 (16S) Russia: Irkutsk region, Novaya Razvodnaya village, lake lake next to the dam

RMBH_MSph_402_1 (16S) Russia: Irkutsk region, Novaya Razvodnaya village, lake lake next to the dam


RMBH_MSph_279_2 (16S) USA: Montana, Yellowstone National Park, Swan Lake

RMBH_MSph_283_1 (16S) USA: Montana, Yellowstone National Park, Madison River


UMMZ_266755 (16S, ITS1, 5.8S, 18S)

UMMZ_266754 (16S, ITS1, 5.8S, 18S)

JJ02 (COI)

JJ03 (COI)


CO_2000_1* (16S)

S7 (mtGenome)

JJ04 (COI)

S3 (mtGenome)

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