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Mycetopodidae
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Mollusca
Class: Bivalvia
Subclass: Paleoheterodonta
Order: Unionoida
Family: Mycetopodidae
Genera

See list for subfamilies and genera.

The Mycetopodidae are a family of freshwater pearly mussels restricted to South America.[1] They are named for the mushroom-like shape of their foot. Like all members of the Unionoida they reproduce via a larval stage that temporarily parasitizes fish. Banarescu lists the following subfamilies and genera.

Contents

Anodonitinae

  • Anodontites

Mycetopodinae

  • Mycetopoda
  • Mycetopodella

Monocondylaeinae

  • Monocondylaea
  • Haasica
  • Iheringella
  • Fossula
  • Tamsiella
  • Diplodontites

Leilinae

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: Mycetopodidae
Subfamiliae: Anodonitinae - Mycetopodinae - Monocondylaeinae - Leilinae

Name

Mycetopodidae Gray, 1840


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