Anodonta


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Anodonta

 

a genus of freshwater bivalve mollusks of the family Unionidae.

The shells of Anodonta (up to 25 cm) consist of two oval valves connected on the dorsal side by an elastic ligament. There are no hinge teeth. There are about 50 widely distributed species of Anodonta. They live in stagnant or slowly flowing waters and feed on bacteria, algae, and decaying organic matter suspended in the water. The larvae (glochidia) are parasites on the skin offish. Anodonta are used as food. The shells of many species of Anodonta serve as raw material for the button industry.

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These same patterns also occurred for both Ligumia nasuta and Anodonta grandis.
The focus of this study was to perform a detailed topographical and morphological description by scanning electron microscopy on the microstructure and crystal growth habit over the entire inner surface of the shell of the freshwater bivalve Anodonta cygnea from the edge to the intrapallial regions.
Observation of the glochidium, metamorphosis, and juvenile of Anodonta californiensis Lea, 1857.
Histological studies on gametogenesis, hermaphroditism and the gametogenic cycle of Anodonta gabillotia pseudodopsis (Locard, 1883) in the Lake Golbasi, Turkey (Bivalvia: Unionidae).
Symbiotic algae and 14C incorporation in the freshwater clam, Anodonta.
Anodonta grandis (Lynn, 1994), Ligumia subrostrata (Trimble and Gaudin, 1975) and Diplodon chiliensis chiliensis (Peredo and Parada, 1984).
Accumulation and depuration of cyanobacterial paralytic shellfish toxins by the freshwater mussel Anodonta cygnea.
Structure of the gill during reproduction in the unionids Anodonta grandis, Ligumia subrostrata, and Carunculina parva texasensis.
Quantity of sporocysts and seasonality of two Rhipidocotyle species (Digenea: Bucephalidae) in Anodonta piscinalis (Mollusca: Bivalvia).