BIOTIC Species Information for Modiolus modiolus
Researched byLizzie Tyler Data supplied byUniversity of Sheffield
Refereed byThis information is not refereed.
Scientific nameModiolus modiolus Common nameHorse mussel
MCS CodeW1702 Recent SynonymsNone

PhylumMollusca Subphylum
Superclass ClassPelecypoda
Subclass OrderMytiloida
Suborder FamilyMytilidae
GenusModiolus Speciesmodiolus

Additional InformationDistinguished from the common mussel (Mytilus edulis) by the blunter umbones, which are not quite anterior due to the extension of the shell margin in Modiolus modiolus.
Taxonomy References Fish & Fish, 1996, Tebble, 1976, Howson & Picton, 1997, Hayward et al., 1996, Holt et al., 1998,
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