Taxon profile


Northern Horsemussel
Modiolus modiolus (Linnaeus, 1758)

kingdom Animalia - animals »  phylum Mollusca - mollusks »  class Bivalvia - bivalves »  order Mytilida »  family Mytilidae - sea mussels »  genus Modiolus - horse mussel

Scientific synonyms

Mytilus modiolus Linnaeus, 1758
Modiola modiolus (Linnaeus, 1758)
Mytilus curtus Pennant, 1777
Mytilus curvirostrus da Costa, 1778
Mytilus curvirostratus da Costa, 1778
Mytilus modiolus var. cylindrica Marshall, 1893
Modiola gigantea Clessin, 1889
Mytilus modiolus var. gigas Marshall, 1893
Modiola grandis Philippi, 1844
Musculus modulus Röding, 1798

Taxon in country check-lists*

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Included taxa

Number of records: 1

subspecies Modiolus modiolus difficilis T. Kuroda & T. Habe, 1950

Links and literature

EN Galli C.: WMSDB - Wolrdwide Mollusc Species Data Base July 10, 2013 [] [as Modiolus modiolus (Linnaeus, 1758)]
Data retrieved on: 23 November 2013
CZ Pfleger V. (1999): České názvy živočichů III. Měkkýši (Mollusca), Národní muzeum, (zoologické odd.), Praha, 108 pp. [as Modiolus modiolus (LINNÉ, 1758)]
Data retrieved on: 11 November 2013

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