Unio (bivalve)

Unio is a genus of medium-sized freshwater mussels, aquatic bivalve mollusks in the family Unionidae, the river mussels.

Unio is the type genus of the family Unionidae.

Unio
Temporal range: Triassic–Recent
Unio pictorum
A shell of Unio pictorum (Painter's mussel), anterior end towards the left
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Mollusca
Class: Bivalvia
Order: Unionida
Family: Unionidae
Genus: Unio
Philipsson, 1788
Species

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Species

Species in the genus Unio include:

References

  1. ^ Bouchet, P. & von Cosel, R. 1996. Unio cariei. 2006 IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Downloaded on 7 August 2007.

External links

  • Wikisource-logo.svg "Unio" . The New Student's Reference Work . 1914.
Unio

Unio may refer to:

Unio (bivalve), a genus of freshwater mussels

Unio (sternwheeler), a steamboat that operated in Oregon, United States, in 1861, before being renamed Union

UNI/O, an asynchronous serial bus

UNIO Satu Mare, a Romanian machine-building company

Utdanningsgruppenes Hovedorganisasjon or Confederation of Unions for Professionals, a national trade union center in Norway

Unio cariei

Unio cariei was a species of medium-sized freshwater mussel, an aquatic bivalve mollusc in the family Unionidae.

This species was endemic to the island of Réunion in the Indian Ocean, but it is now extinct.

Unio crassus

Unio crassus, the thick shelled river mussel, is a species of freshwater mussel, an aquatic bivalve mollusk in the family Unionidae, the river mussels.

Unio mancus

Unio mancus is a species of freshwater mussel, an aquatic bivalve mollusk in the family Unionidae, the river mussels.

Unio pictorum

Unio pictorum, the painter's mussel, is a species of medium-sized freshwater mussel, an aquatic bivalve mollusk in the family Unionidae, the river mussels.

This species lives in Europe. It is called the "painter's mussel" because the shell was historically used as a conveniently sized and shaped receptacle for holding artist's paint.

Unio tumidus

Unio tumidus, the swollen river mussel, is a species of freshwater mussel, an aquatic bivalve mollusc in the family Unionidae, the river mussels.

Unio turtoni

Unio turtoni is a species of medium-sized freshwater mussel, an aquatic bivalve mollusk in the family Unionidae, the river mussels.

This species is endemic to France and eastern Spain and is rarely found.

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