Nodularia cariei (Germain, 1919)



Taxonomy & Nomenclature

Synonym/s: Unio cariei Germain, 1919; Coelatura cariei (Germain, 1919)


Now considered a synonym of Coelatura aegyptiaca (Graf & Cummings, 2009).


Conservation Status

Invalid (synonym)

IUCN RedList status: Extinct



"Réunion, Mascarene Islands"


Biology & Ecology










Original scientific description:

Germain, L. (1919). Contributions à la faune malacologique de Madagascar. VII. Un pélécypode nouveau des rivières de l'Île de La Réunion. Bulletin du Muséum National d'Histoire Naturelle, 25: 121-122.


Other references:

Baillie, J. and Groombridge, B. (eds). 1996. 1996 IUCN Red List of Threatened Animals. pp. 378. International Union for Conservation of Nature, Gland, Switzerland and Cambridge, UK.

Bouchet, P. & von Cosel, R. 1996. Unio cariei. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 1996: e.T22740A9384352. Downloaded on 03 March 2018.

Cowie, Robert H., Régnier, Claire, Fontaine, Benoît, and Bouchet, Philippe. (2017). Measuring the Sixth Extinction: what do mollusks tell us? The Nautilus 131(1): 3-41.

Graf, Daniel L. and Cummings, Kevin S. (2009). Actual and alleged freshwater mussels (Mollusca: Bivalvia: Unionoida) from Madagascar and the Mascarenes, with description of a new genus, Germainaia. Proceedings of the Academy of Natural Sciences of Philadelphia 158(1): 221-238.

Graf, Daniel L. and Cummings, Kevin S. (2021). A ‘big data’ approach to global freshwater mussel diversity (Bivalvia: Unionoida), with an updated checklist of genera and species. Journal of Molluscan Studies 87(1): eyaa034.

Groombridge, B. (ed.). 1994. 1994 IUCN Red List of Threatened Animals. IUCN, Gland, Switzerland and Cambridge, UK.

Régnier, Claire, Fontaine, Benoît and Bouchet, Philippe. (2009). Not Knowing, Not Recording, Not Listing: Numerous Unnoticed Mollusk Extinctions. Conservation Biology 23(5): 1214-1221.


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