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Ostreoidea is a superfamily of mussels. There are 103 species of Ostreoidea, in 28 genera and 2 families. This superfamily has been around since the kungurian age. It includes groups like Oyster and Gryphaeidae. Dead Ostreoidea 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 24 attributes, including:

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