Class Bivalvia (Freshwater mussels or clams)

Domain: Eucarya Kingdom: AnimaliaPhylum: Mollusca Class Phenology

Orders of the Class Bivalvia Discovered in the Great Smoky Mountains National Park

Order Common Name Photo Example Where? Phenology
UnionoidaFreshwater pearly mussels(NA) HerePhenology
VeneroidaHard clams(NA) HerePhenology

Can't find the orders you are looking for? Note:
Orders on this list are only those contained in the ATBI database,
and do not neccessarily include all Park orders from historic park reports, literature,
or other sources that have not yet been entered in the Biodiversity Database.

In Case You Didn't Know ...
Bivalves are characterized by their unique exoskeleton comprised of two shells from which they get their name.