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Ostreoidea Rafinesque 1815

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Ostreoidea is a superfamily of mussels. There are 116 species of Ostreoidea, in 27 genera and 3 families. It includes groups like Ostreidae, Gryphaeidae, and Chondrodontidae. Dead Ostreoidea form shallow marine sediments. They have sexual reproduction.

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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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EOL has data for 16 attributes, including:

Known occurrences, collected specimens and observations of Ostreoidea Rafinesque 1815. View this species on GBIF