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Ostreoida

Ostreida Férussac 1822

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Ostreida (Ostreoida) is an order of mussels. There are 276 species of Ostreoida, in 53 genera and 9 families. This order has been around since the ordovician period. It includes groups like Pterineidae. Dead Ostreoida form shallow marine sediments. They have sexual reproduction. They are sessile 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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EOL has data for 14 attributes, including:

Known occurrences, collected specimens and observations of Ostreoida. View this species on GBIF