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Unionidae

[‚yü·nē′än·ə‚dē]
(invertebrate zoology)
The fresh-water mussels, a family of bivalve mollusks in the subclass Eulamellibranchia; the larvae, known as glochidia, are parasitic on fish.
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While considerable research has focused on the negative effects of dreissenids on imperiled unionid mussels, evidence for benefits to dreissenids is limited.
Unionid mussels were identified via Oesch (1984), McMahon and Bogan (2001), Cummins and Mayer (1992), and McMurray et al (2012).
Response of unionid mussels to dam removal in Koshkonong Creek, Wisconsin (USA).
Ultrastructural evidence for nutritional exchange between brooding unionid mussels and their glochidia larvae.
A simulation study of the spatio-temporal dynamics of the unionid mussels. Ecol.
Acute effects of road salts and associated cyanide compounds on the early life stages of the unionid mussel Villosa iris.
Dreissenid mussels negatively impact unionid mussels by directly attaching to their shells in large numbers and interfering with unionid movement, acquisition of food, and the ability to open and close their shells (Conn and Conn, 1993; Schloesser et al., 1996), Dreissenids increase biofouling on unionids directly, but also provide habitats for other potential biofouling organisms (Conn and Conn, 1993; Ozersky et al., 2011; Nakano and Strayer, 2014).
While Dreissena polymorpha colonize and smother many unionid mussel species (Schloesser et al.
Texas fawnsfoot, Truncilla macrodon, is a rare unionid mussel (family Unionidae) endemic to the Brazos and Colorado rivers of central Texas (Howells et al., 1996, 1997).
The effect of larval brooding on the respiratory physiology of the freshwater unionid mussel Pyganodon cataracta.