OCEANUS SEMINAR SERIES 18 JAN
Oceanus Seminar Series | Arthur E. Bogan | 18 January | 12h
Freshwater bivalves: diversity, distribution and extinction in the Unionida.
Arthur E. Bogan (North Carolina Museum of Natural Sciences)
The term freshwater bivalve is very inclusive but not very informative. It actually includes representatives from about 19 bivalve families that have at least one species in freshwater. This amounts to about 14 separate invasions of freshwater. The largest radiation of freshwater bivalves is in the order Unionida and includes six families. The focus of this presentation is on the diversity, distribution and ecology of this diverse group. Unionida is the only group of bivalves, marine or freshwater, with an obligate, parasitic larval stage on the gills or fins of host fish. This group is arguably the most imperiled group of animals on the planet today.
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