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BIVALVIA Linnaeus, 1758 (bivalves)

Subtaxa (ie subgroups of this Class)

ARCOIDA Stoliczka, 1871 (an order of molluscs) Order 1 subtaxon  
GLYCYMERIDIDAE Dall, 1908 (1847) (a family of molluscs) Family 1 subtaxon  
Glycymeris glycymeris (Linnaeus, 1758) (Dog Cockle, Dog-cockle)
Shell - inner surface
Species    
CORBICULOIDEA (Asiatic clams) Superfamily   1 ident refs
DREISSENOIDEA (zebra mussels) Superfamily   1 ident refs
HETERODONTA Neumayr, 1884 (a subclass of bivalve molluscs)
VENEROIDA (veneroids), eg: Cerastoderma edule (Cockle, Common Edible Cockle, Common Cockle) - Shell pair (largest) - outer faces
Subclass 34 subtaxa 11 ident refs
MYOIDA Stoliczka, 1870 (an order of molluscs)
MYIDAE (a family of molluscs), eg: Mya truncata (Blunt Gaper) - Shells - inner surfaces PHOLADIDAE (piddocks), eg: Pholas dactylus (Common Piddock) - 3 right valves - outer surfaces
Order 4 subtaxa  
MYTILOIDA Férussac, 1822 (an order of molluscs) Order 3 subtaxa  
MYTILIDAE Rafinesque, 1815 (a family of molluscs) Family 3 subtaxa  
Mytilus edulis Linnaeus, 1758 (Common Mussel, Blue Mussel)
Mussel beds exposed at low tide
Species    
Mytilus galloprovincialis Lamarck, 1819 (Mediterranean Mussel)
Shells - hinge views
Species    
Unidentified Mytilus (Unidentified True Mussels)
Byssus
Unidentified    
OSTREOIDA Férussac, 1822 (an order of molluscs) Order 2 subtaxa  
OSTREIDAE Rafinesque, 1815 (oysters) Family 2 subtaxa  
Crassostrea gigas (Thunberg, 1793) (Pacific Oyster, Portuguese Oyster)
Right valve - inner surface
Species   1 ident refs
Ostrea edulis Linnaeus, 1758 (Common European Oyster, Flat Oyster, Common Oyster)
Left valve - outer surface - dry
Species    
PECTINOIDA Gray, 1854 (an order of molluscs)
ANOMIIDAE (saddle oysters), eg: Anomia ephippium (Saddle Oyster) - Left (upper) valve - muscle scars - close-up PECTINIDAE (scallops), eg: Pecten maximus (Great Scallop, Escallop) - Animal - lower (convex) shell
Order 4 subtaxa  
PTERIOMORPHIA (fan mussels) Subclass 1 subtaxon  
PTERIOIDA Newell, 1965 (fan mussels) Order 1 subtaxon  
PINNIDAE Leach, 1819 (fan mussels) Family 1 subtaxon  
Atrina fragilis (Pennant, 1777) (Fan Mussel) Species   1 ident refs
UNIONOIDA Stoliczka, 1870 (an order of molluscs) Order 3 subtaxa  
UNIONIDAE Rafinesque, 1820 (a family of freshwater mussels)
Anodonta (a genus of freshwater mussels), eg: Anodonta (Anodonta) anatina (Duck Mussel) - Shell - inner surface Unio (a genus of molluscs), eg: Unio (Unio) tumidus (Swollen River Mussel) - Shell - inner surface
Family 3 subtaxa 1 ident refs
UNIONOIDEA (freshwater mussels) Superfamily   1 ident refs
Unidentified Bivalvia (Unidentified Bivalves)
Shell - dry
Unidentified    

Suggested Literature

Identification Works

Marine Bivalves: http://www.conchsoc.org/groupbrowser/Marine%20bivalve Marine Bivalves
Mugga: http://www.mugga.se Mugga
Pfleger, V., 1998 (Freshwater species) A Field Guide in Colour to Molluscs

Freshwater

Ellis, A.E., 1978 British Freshwater Bivalve Mollusca
Janus, H., 1965 The Young Specialist looks at Molluscs
Module 10: identification of Molluscs (Gastropoda and Bivalvia): https://www.fba.org.uk/identification-freshwater-invertebrates-species-level-distance-learning-course Module 10: identification of Molluscs (Gastropoda and Bivalvia)
Pfegler, V. & Chatfield, J., 1988 A Guide to Snails of Britain and Europe

Marine

Biodiversity des algues marines et de la fauna marine des cotes francaises: Manche et Atlantique: http://www.marevita.org/index.php?option=accueil Biodiversity des algues marines et de la fauna marine des cotes francaises: Manche et Atlantique
UK Seashells: http://www.fredandsarah.plus.com/ukseashells UK Seashells
Marine Bivalve Shells of the British Isles: http://naturalhistory.museumwales.ac.uk/britishbivalves/ Marine Bivalve Shells of the British Isles
Tebble, N., 1966 British Bivalve Seashells
Plankton
Newell, G.E. & Newell, R.C., 1973 (larvae) Marine Plankton - a practical guide

BioInfo BioInfo (www.bioinfo.org.uk) has 12 general literature references to BIVALVIA (bivalves)

BIVALVIA may also be covered by literature listed under:

BIOTA
(living things)
Eukaryota
(eukaryotes)
ANIMALIA
(animals)
MOLLUSCA
(slugs, snails, bivalves, octopus, sea slugs)

BioInfo BioInfo (www.bioinfo.org.uk) has 38 feeding and other relationships of BIVALVIA (bivalves)

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