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Musculus costulatus (Risso, 1826)

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

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Musculus costulatus

Author: Scaperrotta et al.

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Shell oval in outline, much more elongated than Modiolarca subpicta, lightly shorter sizes, compared with this species it has a less prominent umbo and, mainly anteriorly, with less radial striae. Margins crenulated where they meet the ribs. Umbonal zone smooth. The colour pattern is very similar to M. subpicta one, in the periostracum too. The average measures do not reach one centimetre. Even in this species the young shells are rounder in outline.
Scaperrotta, M. ,Bartolini, S. & Bogi, C., 2009. Accrescimenti, Vol. 1. Stages of growth of marine molluscs of the Mediterranean Sea. (secondary description)

Distribution

Habitat: this shell lives in low depths among algae and under stones, sometimes together with poriferous and ascidians. Distribution: common all over the Mediterranean.
Scaperrotta, M. ,Bartolini, S. & Bogi, C., 2009. Accrescimenti, Vol. 1. Stages of growth of marine molluscs of the Mediterranean Sea. (secondary description)
Author: Jan Delsing

Links and literature

EN Galli C.: WMSDB - Wolrdwide Mollusc Species Data Base July 10, 2013 [http://www.bagniliggia.it/WMSD/WMSDhome....] [as Musculus costulatus Risso, 1826]
Data retrieved on: 23 November 2013
IT Repetto G., Orlando F. & Arduino G. (2005): Conchiglie del Mediterraneo, Amici del Museo "Federico Eusebio", Alba, Italy [as Musculus costulatus (Risso, 1826)]
SP Peñas, A. & Almera, J. (2001): Malacofauna asociada a una pradera de Posidonia oceanica (L.) en Mataró (NE de la Península Ibérica), Spira, 1(1): 25-31 [as Musculus costulatus (Risso, 1826)]
SP Tarruella Ruestes, A. (2002): Moluscos marinos de Cap Ras y Llançà (Girona, NE de la península Ibérica), Spira, 1(2): 1-14 [as Musculus costulatus (Risso, 1826)]

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