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Title Freshwater mollusks of the world : a distribution atlas / edited by Charles Lydeard and Kevin Cummings.
Imprint Baltimore : Johns Hopkins University Press, 2019.

Series Book collections on Project MUSE.
UPCC book collections on Project MUSE. Ecology and Evolution.
Subject Mollusks -- Geographical distribution.
Alt Name Lydeard, Charles,
Cummings, Kevin,
Description 1 online resource
Summary "Freshwater mollusks, invertebrates that protect themselves with a hard shell, fall into two major categories: gastropods--which have a single shell, such as snails--and bivalves--which have a double shell, such as clams and mussels. Mollusks are thought to be the second-largest group of animals behind arthropods, and while they live in almost every conceivable habitat from deep-sea vents to deserts, freshwater mollusks tend to be restricted to particular lake or river systems and are arguably the most endangered freshwater animal in the world. Despite their wide variety, little baseline data exists to help students and professionals understand mollusks' diversity and evolutionary relationships. Filling this gap in the literature could provide biogeographical insights, as mollusks' ancient fossil records go back over 500 million years and their distribution patterns are a reflection of past continental and climate changes. In this comprehensive reference book, world renowned experts tease apart the distributions of every freshwater mollusk family. The book provides basic biological and ecological information for each of the distinct 41 families, including summaries about the systematics and biodiversity of each family. Malacologists, limnologists, ichthyologists, stream ecologists, biogeographers, conservation biologists, and students will find this reference a must-have and one that will inform the study of mollusks for years to come"-- Provided by publisher.
Bibliography Note Includes bibliographical references and index.
Note Online resource; title from PDF title page (EBSCO, viewed March 27, 2019).
Contents Cover; Half Title; Title; Copyright; Contents; Acknowledgments; 1 Introduction and Overview; 2 Neritiliidae Schepman, 1908; 3 Neritidae Rafinesque, 1815; 4 Ampullariidae Gray, 1824; 5 Viviparidae Gray, 1847; 6 Hemisinidae Fischer & Crosse, 1891; 7 Melanopsidae H. Adams & A. Adams, 1854; 8 Pachychilidae Fischer & Crosse, 1892; 9 Paludomidae Stoliczka, 1868; 10 Pleuroceridae P. Fischer, 1885; 11 Semisulcospiridae Morrison, 1952; 12 Thiaridae Gill, 1871 (1823); 13 Amnicolidae Tryon, 1862; 14 Assimineidae H. & A. Adams, 1856; 15 Bithyniidae Gray, 1857; 16 Cochliopidae Tryon, 1866
17 Helicostoidae Pruvot- Fol, 193718 Hydrobiidae Stimpson, 1865; 19 Lithoglyphidae Tryon, 1866; 20 Moitessieriidae Bourguignat, 1863; 21 Pomatiopsidae Stimpson, 1865; 22 Stenothyridae Tryon, 1866; 23 Tateidae Thiele, 1925; 24 Valvatidae Gray, 1840; 25 Glacidorbidae Ponder, 1986; 26 Tantulidae Rankin, 1979, and Acochlidiidae K├╝the, 1935; 27 Chilinidae Dall, 1870; 28 Latiidae Hutton, 1882; 29 Lymnaeidae Rafinesque, 1815; 30 Acroloxidae Thiele, 1931; 31 Bulinidae P. Fischer & Crosse, 1880; 32 Burnupiidae Albrecht, 2017; 33 Physidae Fitzinger, 1833; 34 Planorbidae Rafinesque, 1815
35 Cyrenidae Gray, 184036 Dreissenidae Gray, 1840; 37 Sphaeriidae Deshayes, 1855 (1820); 38 Unionidae Rafinesque, 1820, and the General Unionida; 39 Margaritiferidae Henderson, 1929; 40 Hyriidae Swainson, 1840; 41 Etheriidae Deshayes, 1832; 42 Mycetopodidae Gray, 1840; 43 Iridinidae Swainson, 1840; Glossary of Systematic Terms; Contributors; Index; A; B; C; D; E; F; G; H; I; J; K; L; M; N; O; P; Q; R; S; T; U; V; W; Y; Z
ISBN 9781421427324 (electronic bk.)
142142732X (electronic bk.)
OCLC # 1090728478
Additional Format Print version: Freshwater mollusks of the world. Baltimore : Johns Hopkins University Press, 2019 (DLC) 2018020728

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