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  Family Dreissenidae

Genus Mytilopsis

    Species M. leucophaeata -- North America.
    Species M. lopesi
    Species M. sallei
    Species M. trautwineana
    Species M. adamsi
    Species M. africana

Taxon Information

The Genus Mytilopsis has been reported (or is assumed) to occur in fresh waters. This taxon has been reported from North America.

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

Literature Records

  • Mytilopsis, "fresh and brackish water genus of 6 species" (Graf, 2013).
  • Mytilopsis, upper estuaries and tidal freshwater; 2 species in eastern states, Gulf Coast, and possibly Mississippi River [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.
  • Smith, D.G. 2001. Mollusca (Gastropods, pelecypods). Pennak's Freshwater Invertebrates of the United States, 4th edition: 327-400.

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