Taxonomy of myid bivalves from fragmented brackish-water habitats in India, with a description of a new genus Indosphenia (Myidae, Myoidea, Myidae)

@inproceedings{Oliver2018TaxonomyOM,
  title={Taxonomy of myid bivalves from fragmented brackish-water habitats in India, with a description of a new genus Indosphenia (Myidae, Myoidea, Myidae)},
  author={P. Graham Oliver and Anders Hallan and P R Jayachandran and Philomina Joseph and V F Sanu and Sivasankaran Bijoy Nandan},
  booktitle={ZooKeys},
  year={2018}
}
A group of small bivalves inhabiting Indian brackish-water estuaries and lagoons (known locally as backwaters), variously assigned to Corbula, Cuspidaria, and Sphenia, are reviewed and, based on shell characters, shown to be congeneric. Molecular (COI) and morphological data indicate that this group belongs to the family Myidae. Furthermore, the combined data suggest that these Indian myids are a sister taxon of the genus Sphenia. The Indian material studied herein exhibits a functional… CONTINUE READING

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