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Definition of the noun unionidae

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noun - plural: -

  1. freshwater mussels found worldwide

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Google previewFreshwater Mussels of Florida (2014)

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 ...

Google previewMollusca (2014)

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 ...

Google previewSubject Headings Used in the Dictionary Catalogues of the Library of Congress (1919)

See also Aquariums; Fresh-water biology; Insects, Aquatic; Mussels, Fresh-water; Plankton ; Unionidae. Fresh-water flora. QK105 (Botany) QK916 (Ecology) QH96–9 ( Natural ...

Google previewWinston's Cumulative Loose-leaf Encyclopedia (1921)

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 ...

Google previewEncyclopedia of the Ancient Maya (2015)

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 ...

Google previewDictionary of Gems and Gemology (2013)

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 ...

Google previewLeung's Encyclopedia of Common Natural Ingredients (2011)

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 ...

Google previewA 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 ...

Google previewEncyclopedia of Biological Invasions (2011)

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 ...

Google previewNelson's Perpetual Loose-leaf Encyclopaedia (1920)

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.

Photo credit: Ryan Hodnett

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Small photo of Summer beach. Closeup view on two big mussel (Unionidae) with small mussel (Dreissena polymorpha Pallas) on a sand and river with sunlight spots as background at sunset. shallow dof More...

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The value of this 9-letter word is 10 points, but it's not an accepted word in the Official Scrabble Players Dictionary.

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