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Definition of the noun unionidae
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noun - plural: -
- freshwater mussels found worldwide
- lexical domain: Animals - nouns denoting animals
- synonym of Unionidae: family Unionidae
- more generic term: mollusk family = a family of mollusks
- member of: Bivalvia / class Bivalvia / class Lamellibranchia / class Pelecypoda / Lamellibranchia = oysters; clams; scallops
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by James D. Williams, Robert S. Butler, Gary L. Warren, Nathan A. Johnson
Unionidae is the largest family with about 365 species occurring from southern Mexico to northern Canada and Alaska. The two remaining families are much smaller with Margaritiferidae represented by five species and Mycetopodidae by ...
Metabolic Biochemistry and Molecular Biomechanics by Peter W. Hochachka
The Unionidae is the largest family and with some 1000 species accounts for about 20% of all living lamellibranchs. A few bivalves, especially within the family Erycinidae, have become commensals (e.g., Montacuta) or even endoparasites ...
See also Aquariums; Fresh-water biology; Insects, Aquatic; Mussels, Fresh-water; Plankton ; Unionidae. Fresh-water flora. QK105 (Botany) QK916 (Ecology) QH96–9 ( Natural ...
A Comprehensive Reference Book
Unionidae includes the fresh-water or river mussels (Unio) and the swan or pond mussels (Anodon). The Unionidae inhabit fresh water exclusively. The pond mussels, of which many species are known, are found in the rivers and lakes both of ...
by Walter R. T. Witschey
Unionidae Strombus sp. Oliva sp. Crassostrea sp. Spondylus sp. Mercenaria sp. spiny lobstera Palinuridae craba Portunidae shrimpa Penaeidae stingless bee Melipona beechieii Note: Species mentioned in text and other common animals ...
by Robert M. Shipley
Unionidae. A very large family of freshwater bivalves known as freshwater mussels, certain genera of which, especially the genus Unio, yield freshwater pearls. univalve. A mollusc having a shell consisting of a ...
Used in Food, Drugs and Cosmetics by Ikhlas A. Khan, Ehab A. Abourashed
(Family Unionidae). Thefirst two aremarine whilethe latter two are freshwater species. Pearlis collectedfromboth naturaland artificiallyimplanted ...
A New Universal Etymological, Technological, and Pronouncing Dictionary of the English Language, Embracing All the Terms Used in Science, Literature and Art (1858)
by John CRAIG (F.G.S.)
A genus of Mollusca, the bivalve shell of which has the hinge margin straight, both extremities elevated and winged; cardinal teeth very long, and resembling lateral teeth: Family, Unionidae. HYRIANA, hi-ri'a-ne, s. A subfamily of the Unionidae ...
by Dr. Daniel Simberloff, Dr. Marcel Rejmanek
unionids Freshwater mussels (family Unionidae) that normally inhabit soft sediment habitats. univoltine Having one generation per year. variety A taxonomic ...
An International Work of Reference by John Huston Finley, William Peterson
See UNIONIDAE. Union. See TRADE UNIONS. Union, or UNION HILL, former town, New Jersey, consolidated with West Hoboken, N. J., in 1925, and now known as Union City (q.v.). Union, town, South Carolina, county seat of Union County, ...
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River Mussel (Family: Unionidae)
Location: Kitchener, Ontario, Canada.
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