Margaritiferidae


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Margaritiferidae

[mär¦gär·ə·də′fer·ə‚dē]
(invertebrate zoology)
A family of gastropod mollusks with nacreous shells that provide an important source of commercial pearls.
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Native freshwater bivalves (families Margaritiferidae and Unionidae) comprise the most imperiled faunal group in North America.
There are 80 species or subspecies of freshwater mussels (Bivalvia: Unionoida: Margaritiferidae, Unionidae) thought to be indigenous to Ohio, of which five are considered to be extinct, 14 extirpated, 24 endangered, four threatened, and nine species of concern (Watters 1995, ODNR2007).
Freshwater mussels (Bivalvia: Margaritiferidae and Unionidae) of the Lower Duck River in Middle Tennessee: A historic and recent review.
Distribution and status of endangered mussels (Mollusca: Margaritiferidae, Unionidae) in Arkansas.