Vesicomyidae (Bivalvia): Current Taxonomy and Distribution

@article{Krylova2010VesicomyidaeC,
  title={Vesicomyidae (Bivalvia): Current Taxonomy and Distribution},
  author={Elena M. Krylova and Heiko Sahling},
  journal={PLoS ONE},
  year={2010},
  volume={5}
}
Vesicomyid bivalves are a consistent component of communities of sulphide-rich reducing environments distributed worldwide from 77° N to 70°S at depths from 100 to 9050 m. Up-to-now the taxonomy of the family has been uncertain. In this paper, the current state of vesicomyid taxonomy and distribution at the generic rank are considered. This survey is founded on a database including information both from literature sources and also unpublished data of the authors on all recent species of… Expand
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