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  Superfamily Dreissenoidea

Family Dreissenidae

    Genus Dreissena -- Wisconsin!
    Genus Mytilopsis -- North America.
    Genus Congeria

Taxon Information

The Family Dreissenidae has been reported (or is assumed) to occur in fresh waters. This taxon has been reported from Wisconsin.

(These statements were generated automatically from the WInvertebrates database.)

Literature Records

  • Dreissenidae, (Graf, 2013).
  • Dreissenidae, [Palearctic, Nearctic, Afrotropical; 5 species in 3 genera worldwide, 2 Nearctic species in 1 genus] (Bogan, 2008).
  • Dreissenidae, [North America] (Smith, 2001).


  • Graf, D.L. 2013. Patterns of freshwater bivalve global diversity and the state of phylogenetic studies on the Unionoida, Sphaeriidae, and Cyrenidae. American Malacological Bulletin 31: 135-153.
  • Bogan, A.E. 2008. Global diversity of freshwater mussels (Mollusca, Bivalvia) in freshwater. Hydrobiologia 595: 139-147. [Available online]
  • Smith, D.G. 2001. Mollusca (Gastropods, pelecypods). Pennak's Freshwater Invertebrates of the United States, 4th edition: 327-400.

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