Image of Solemya velesiana Iredale 1931
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Solemyoidea Gray 1840

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Solemyoidea is a superfamily of mussels. There are 48 species of Solemyoidea, in 2 genera and 1 family. This superfamily has been around since the ordovician period. It includes groups like Awning Clam. Dead Solemyoidea form shallow marine sediments. They have sexual reproduction. They are facultatively mobile animals.

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  • URI: http://purl.obolibrary.org/obo/GO_0019953
  • Definition: Capable of creating a new organism by combining the genetic material of two gametes, which may come from two parent organisms or from a single organism, in the case of self-fertilizing hermaphrodites.
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Known occurrences, collected specimens and observations of Solemyoidea Gray 1840. View this species on GBIF