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Hyriidae
Diplodon granosus
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Mollusca
Class: Bivalvia
Subclass: Paleoheterodonta
Order: Unionoida
Family: Hyriidae
Genera

See list for subfamilies and genera.

A family of pearly freshwater mussels in the order Unionoida native to South America, Australia, New Zealand and New Guinea. Like all members of that order, they go through a larval stage that is parasitic on fish. The classification recognized by Banarescu (1990) [1] uses three subfamilies.

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Hyriinae

from South America

  • Prisodon
  • Paxyodon
  • Triplodon
  • Castalia
  • Castalina
  • Castaliella
  • Callonaia
  • Diplodon
  • Chevronaias

Cucumerunioninae

from Australia

  • Hyridella
  • Cucumerunio
  • Virgus

Velesunioninae

from Australasia

  • Westralunio
  • Velesunio
  • Alathyria
  • Microdonta
  • Haasodonta
  • Lortiella

References

  1. ^ Banarescu, P. 1990. Zoogeography of fresh waters v.3 Distribution and dispersal of freshwater animals in Africa, Pacific areas and South America. AULA Verlag, Weisbaden.

Wikispecies

Up to date as of January 23, 2010

From Wikispecies

Taxonavigation

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Cladus: Eukaryota
Supergroup: Unikonta
Cladus: Opisthokonta
Regnum: Animalia
Subregnum: Eumetazoa
Cladus: Bilateria
Cladus: Nephrozoa
Cladus: Protostomia
Cladus: Spiralia
Cladus: Lophotrochozoa
Phylum: Mollusca
Classis: Bivalvia
Subclassis: Paleoheterodonta
Ordo: Unionoida
Superfamilia: Incertae sedis
Familia: Hyriidae
Subfamiliae: Hyriinae - Cucumerunioninae - Velesunioninae

Name

Hyriidae Swainson, 1840


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