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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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Bivalvia | Myoida | Dreissenidae | Dreissena

species Dreissena polymorpha (Pallas, 1771): specimens
     56 nominal species as synonyms

Taxonomic History (since 2007)

Dreissena polymorphaTaylor et al. (2007), Xu & Faisal (2007), Molloy et al. (2007), Quaglia et al. (2008), ..., FMCS (2021), Príe et al. (2021), Bogatov (2022), Prié et al. (2023)
Dreissena polymorpha polymorphaKantor et al. (2010), Feldheim et al. (2011)
Dreissena (s.s.) polymorphusHuber (2010)
Dreissena polymorpha andrusoviKantor et al. (2010)
Dreissena polymorpha aralensisKantor et al. (2010)
Dreissena obtusecarinataKantor et al. (2010)
Dreissena gallandiWoRMS (2011)
Dreissena polymorphusGraf (2013), Bieler et al. (2014), Ram et al. (2014)
Dreissena (s.s.) polymorpha polymorphaVinarski & Kantor (2016)
Dreissena (s.s.) polymorpha andrusoviVinarski & Kantor (2016)
Dreissena (s.s.) polymorpha aralensisVinarski & Kantor (2016)
Dreissena (s.s.) polymorpha obtusecarinataVinarski & Kantor (2016)
Dreisena polymorphaKlymus et al. (2020)

Range: Native range western Europe, Arctic drainages through Ponto-Caspian. Widely introduced in North America.

Map of Georeferenced Specimens
species map


INHS_18535 Donaukanal (Danube Canal), Vienna, between Salztor bridge & Augarten bridge, Vienna, Austria


INHS_58120 Copenhagen, Hovedstaden, Denmark


INHS_59132 British, Great Britain

INHS_58353 Burnley, Lancashire, North West England, England


INHS_58689 Seine River, France


INHS_58904 Berlin, Germany

Genbank Vouchers


AMNH:309397 (COI, 16S, 28S, Cytb, H3)

Unknown Sample 1 (COI)

zm-LakeMB-02 zm-LakeMB-02-COI (COI)

zm-LakeWpg-01 (Cytb)

zm-LakeWpg-01-05 zm-LakeWpg-consensus-COI (COI)

Biv_DG1C (28S)

zm-LakeMB-03 zm-LakeMB-03-COI (COI)

zm-LakeMB-02 zm-LakeMB-02-16S (16S)

zm-LakeMB-01 (Cytb)

zm-LakeMB-03 zm-LakeMB-03-16S (16S)

Unknown Sample 2 (COI)

zm-LakeMB-01 zm-LakeMB-01-COI (COI)

zm-LakeWpg-01 zm-LakeWpg-01-16S (16S)

WAM Voucher 70643 (mtGenome)

zm-Clear-01 zm-ClearLake-01-COI (COI)

Biv_DG5C (28S)

Biv_Dg4C (28S)


zm-Clear-02 zm-ClearLake-02-16S (16S)


zm-Clear-01 zm-ClearLake-01 (Cytb)

zm-LakeMB-02 (Cytb)


Biv_Dg2C (28S)

Biv_DG3C (28S)

zm-LakeMB-01 zm-LakeMB-01-16S (16S)

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