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  Superfamily Cyrenoidea

Family Cyrenidae (+ Corbiculidae)

    Genus Corbicula -- midwestern North America.
    Genus Polymesoda -- North America.
    Genus Neocorbicula
    Genus Batissa
    Genus Geloina
    Genus Villorita

Taxon Information

The Family Cyrenidae has been reported (or is assumed) to occur in fresh waters. This taxon has been reported from midwestern states of North America.

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

Literature Records

  • Cyrenidae, (Graf, 2013).
  • Corbiculidae, [Nearctic, Afrotropical, Neotropical; 6 species in 3 genera worldwide, 2 Nearctic species in 1 genus] (Bogan, 2008).
  • Corbiculidae, [North America] (Smith, 2001).
  • Corbiculidae, [North Central United States] (Underhill et al., 1982).
  • Corbiculidae, (Clench, 1959).


  • 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.
  • Underhill, J.C., W.D. Schmid & D.E. Gilbertson. 1982. Taxonomic Keys to the Common Animals of the North Central States, exclusive of the parasitic worms, terrestrial insects, and birds, 4th edition. 205 pp.
  • Clench, W.J. 1959. Mollusca. [in] W.T. Edmondson (ed.). Ward & Whipple Fresh-Water Biology, 2nd edition: 1117-1160.

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