family Unionidae

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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend: Unionidae - freshwater mussels found worldwidefamily Unionidae - freshwater mussels found worldwide  
mollusk family - a family of mollusks
genus Unio, Unio - type genus of the family Unionidae
Anodonta, genus Anodonta - thin-shelled freshwater mussels
Dreissena, genus Dreissena - zebra mussels
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North America's freshwater mussels of the family Unionidae are extremely diverse, with approximately 300 species found throughout its waters (Williams et al.
It was in Alabama where I was first introduced to the biology of freshwater mussels in the family Unionidae (translates into pearl animals).
Remaining taxa were described or moved to the genus Unio and assumed to belong in the family Unionidae.
This manuscript summarizes the findings of a survey for freshwater mussels of the family Unionidae (hereafter, simply referred to as ''mussels") in selected streams of the Sabine National Forest (SNF) adjacent to Toledo Bend Reservoir in East Texas (Figure 1).
Although this designation seems clear, the number of characters is insufficient for its ascription at the family level, but it could be assigned to the family Unionidae as Pleurobema, since our specimens resemble the members this genus more than those of any other known genus, as we discuss below.
Not only are they a food source to many other animals (Page, 1983), but they also are hosts to many freshwater mussels of the Family Unionidae (OSU, 2008).
The distribution and abundance of freshwater mussels of the family Unionidae (Pelecypoda) of the Wabash, White, and East Fork of the White rivers of Indiana.