genus Anodonta

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Noun1.genus Anodonta - thin-shelled freshwater musselsgenus Anodonta - thin-shelled freshwater mussels  
mollusk genus - a genus of mollusks
family Unionidae, Unionidae - freshwater mussels found worldwide
thin-shelled mussel - mussel with thin fragile shells having only rudimentary hinge teeth
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A review of the type series and other complementary specimens of the same sediments housed in the Natural History Museum, London, show that the ascription to the genus Anodonta without checking the hinge is at best doubtful.
In bivalves, symbioses with microalgae are found in two distinct groups: freshwater clams in the genus Anodonta (Unionidae) that harbor a symbiotic green alga (zoochlorella) (Goetsch and Scheuring, 1926; Pardy, 1980); and the giant clams and related clams that harbor zooxanthellae.