Ostreoida

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Ostreoida
Spondylus sp
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Mollusca
Class: Bivalvia
Subclass: Pteriomorphia
Order: Ostreoida
Families

Anomiidae
Dimyidae
Entoliidae
Gryphaeidae
Ostreidae
Pectinidae
Placunidae
Plicatulidae
Propeamussiidae
Spondylidae
Syncyclonemidae

Fossil Spondylus valve interiors from the Pliocene of Cyprus.

The order Ostreoida includes the oysters and other families of bivalves such as Pectinidae (mostly scallops).

There are eleven families recognised within it. However there are many suborders, superfamilies and subfamilies in this order. There are almost 100 genera in this order.

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