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

Modiola gigantea Clessin, 1889
Modiola grandis Philippi, 1844
Modiola modiolus (Linnaeus, 1758)
Modiola papuana Lamarck, 1801
Modiola vulgaris Fleming, 1828
Musculus modulus Röding, 1798
Mytilus curtus Pennant, 1777
Mytilus curvirostratus da Costa, 1778
Mytilus curvirostrus da Costa, 1778
Mytilus modiolus Linnaeus, 1758

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Included taxa

Number of records: 2

subspecies Modiolus modiolus difficilis T. Kuroda & T. Habe, 1950
subspecies Modiolus modiolus squamosus Beauperthuy, 1967

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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