BIOTIC Species Information for Musculus discors
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Researched byLizzie Tyler Data supplied byUniversity of Sheffield
Refereed byThis information is not refereed.
Taxonomy
Scientific nameMusculus discors Common nameDiscordant mussel
MCS CodeW1721 Recent SynonymsModiolaria discors

PhylumMollusca Subphylum
Superclass ClassPelecypoda
Subclass OrderMytiloida
Suborder FamilyMytilidae
GenusMusculus Speciesdiscors
Subspecies   

Additional InformationThe nest completely encloses the adult so that Musculus discors is only visible when its valves are open and it is feeding. Smooth specimens, lacking ribs, were reported from Oban and Staffa, in the Hebrides (Jeffreys, 1863).
Taxonomy References Howson & Picton, 1999, Tebble, 1976, Fish & Fish, 1996, Morton, 1992, Phorson, 1996, Ockelmann, 1958, Forbes & Hanley, 1853, Jeffreys, 1863, MacGinitie, 1955,
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