Unio (bivalve)

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

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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.


Species in the genus Unio include:


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