Modiolus modiolus (Linnaeus, 1758)

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horse mussel

Animalia (Kingdom) > Mollusca (Phylum) > Bivalvia (Class) > Autobranchia (Subclass) > Pteriomorphia (Infraclass) > Mytilida (Order) > Mytiloidea (Superfamily) > Mytilidae (Family)

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Modiola gigantea Clessin, 1889
Modiola grandis Philippi, 1844
Modiola modiolus (Linnaeus, 1758)
Modiola papuana Lamarck, 1801
Modiola vulgaris J. Fleming, 1828
Musculus modulus Röding, 1798
Mytilus curtus Pennant, 1777
Mytilus curvirostratus da Costa, 1778
Mytilus curvirostrus da Costa, 1778
Mytilus modiolus Linnaeus, 1758
Mytilus modiolus var. cylindrica J. T. Marshall, 1893
Mytilus modiolus var. gigas J. T. Marshall, 1893
Mytilus modiolus var. ovata Jeffreys, 1864
Mytilus umbilicatus Pennant, 1777
Mytilus modiolus var. gigas J. T. Marshall, 1893
Mytilus modiolus var. ovata Jeffreys, 1864
Mytilus umbilicatus Pennant, 1777

International References

additional source Turgeon, D.; Quinn, J.F.; Bogan, A.E.; Coan, E.V.; Hochberg, F.G.; Lyons, W.G.; Mikkelsen, P.M.; Neves, R.J.; Roper, C.F.E.; Rosenberg, G.; Roth, B.; Scheltema, A.; Thompson, F.G.; Vecchione, M.; Williams, J.D. (1998). Common and scientific names of aquatic invertebrates from the United States and Canada: mollusks. 2nd ed. American Fisheries Society Special Publication, 26. American Fisheries Society: Bethesda, MD (USA). ISBN 1-888569-01-8. IX, 526 + cd-rom pp. [details]

basis of record Gofas, S.; Le Renard, J.; Bouchet, P. (2001). Mollusca. in: Costello, M.J. et al. (eds), European Register of Marine Species: a check-list of the marine species in Europe and a bibliography of guides to their identification. Patrimoines Naturels. 50: 180-213. [details]

additional source Huber, M. (2010). Compendium of bivalves. A full-color guide to 3,300 of the world’s marine bivalves. A status on Bivalvia after 250 years of research. Hackenheim: ConchBooks. 901 pp., 1 CD-ROM. [details]

additional source Liu J.Y. [Ruiyu] (ed.). (2008). Checklist of marine biota of China seas. China Science Press. 1267 pp. [details]

additional source Dinesen G.E. & Bruntse G. 2001, Modiolus modiolus beds, pp. 33-36 In: Bruntse G. & Tendal O.S. (eds), Marine biological investigations and assemblages of benthic invertebrates from the Faroe Islands. Kaldbak Marine Biological Laboratory,, available online at [details]

additional source Halanych K.M., Vodoti E.T., Sundberg P. & Dahlgren T.G. (2013) Phylogeography of the horse mussel Modiolus modiolus. Journal of the Marine Biological Association of the United Kingdom 93(7): 1857-1869., available online at [details]

context source (HKRMS) Cheung, P. S. C. (1991). An intertidal survey Cape d’ Aguilar, Hong Kong with special reference to the ecology of high-zoned rock pools. Mphil thesis. The University of Hong Kong. [details]

context source (Schelde) Janssen, C.R.; Ghekiere, A.; Verslycke, T.; Vincx, M.; Fockedey, N.; Rappé, K.; De Brabander, H.; Noppe, H.; Roose, P.; Monteyne, E.; Vethaak, D.; Mees, J.; Deneudt, K. (2007). Endocrine disruption in the Scheldt estuary distribution, exposure and effects (ENDIS-RISKS). Final report. Belgian Science Policy: Brussels. 106 pp. [details]

context source (BeRMS 2020) Bio-environmental research group; Institute of Agricultural and Fisheries research (ILVO), Belgium; (2016): Macrobenthos monitoring in function of aggregate extraction activities in the Belgian part of the North Sea. [details]

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