WoRMS taxon details

Mytilus Linnaeus, 1758

138228  (urn:lsid:marinespecies.org:taxname:138228)

accepted
Genus
Mytilus edulis Linnaeus, 1758 (type by subsequent designation)
Eumytilus Ihering, 1900 (junior objective synonym of Mytilus)
Species Mytilus californianus Conrad, 1837
Species Mytilus chilensis Hupé, 1854
Species Mytilus edulis Linnaeus, 1758
Species Mytilus galloprovincialis Lamarck, 1819
Species Mytilus planulatus Lamarck, 1819
Species Mytilus platensis d'Orbigny, 1842
Species Mytilus trossulus Gould, 1850
Species Mytilus unguiculatus Valenciennes, 1858

Species Mytilus inflatus Clessin, 1887 (taxon inquirendum)
Species Mytilus substriatus Philippi, 1847 (taxon inquirendum)

Species Mytilus bidens Linnaeus, 1767 (nomen dubium)
Species Mytilus denactus Perry, 1811 (nomen dubium)
Species Mytilus exaratus Philippi, 1847 (nomen dubium)
Species Mytilus gracilis Reeve, 1858 (nomen dubium)
Species Mytilus lycophagus Perry, 1811 (nomen dubium)
Species Mytilus pilosus Reeve, 1858 (nomen dubium)
Species Mytilus striatulus Linnaeus, 1771 (nomen dubium)
Species Mytilus unguis Linnaeus, 1767 (nomen dubium)

Species Mytilus brunneus Lightfoot, 1786 (nomen nudum)
Species Mytilus durus Lightfoot, 1786 (nomen nudum)

Subgenus Mytilus (Aulacomya) Mörch, 1853 accepted as Aulacomya Mörch, 1853
Subgenus Mytilus (Brachidontes) Swainson, 1840 accepted as Brachidontes Swainson, 1840 (original rank)
Subgenus Mytilus (Dacrydium) Torell, 1859 accepted as Dacrydium Torell, 1859
Species Mytilus abbreviatus Lamarck, 1819 accepted as Mytilus edulis Linnaeus, 1758
Species Mytilus achatinus Lamarck, 1819 accepted as Perna perna (Linnaeus, 1758)
Species Mytilus acutangulus Deshayes, 1830 † accepted as Admytilus acutangulus (Deshayes, 1830) † (original combination)
Species Mytilus adamsianus Dunker, 1857 accepted as Brachidontes adamsianus (Dunker, 1857) (original combination)
Species Mytilus afer Gmelin, 1791 accepted as Perna perna (Linnaeus, 1758)
Species Mytilus africanus Fischer von Waldheim, 1807 accepted as Perna perna (Linnaeus, 1758)
Species Mytilus africanus Chemnitz, 1785 accepted as Perna perna (Linnaeus, 1758) (not available: published in a paper rejected by ICZN direction 1)
Species Mytilus alacorvi Dillwyn, 1817 accepted as Electroma alacorvi (Dillwyn, 1817)
Species Mytilus albus Molina, 1782 accepted as Choromytilus chorus (Molina, 1782)
Species Mytilus algosus Gould, 1850 accepted as Semimytilus algosus (Gould, 1850) (original combination)
Species Mytilus ambiguus Dillwyn, 1817 accepted as Rocellaria dubia (Pennant, 1777)
Species Mytilus americanus d'Orbigny, 1846 accepted as Aulacomya atra (Molina, 1782)
Species Mytilus americanus Récluz, 1858 accepted as Mytilopsis leucophaeata (Conrad, 1831)
Species Mytilus amplus J. Sowerby, 1812 † accepted as Stegoconcha ampla (J. Sowerby, 1812) †
Species Mytilus anatinus Linnaeus, 1758 accepted as Anodonta anatina (Linnaeus, 1758) (original combination)
Species Mytilus andersoni Martens, 1887 accepted as Ciboticola andersoni (Martens, 1887)
Species Mytilus angulatus Williamson, 1834 accepted as Mytilus edulis Linnaeus, 1758 (synonym)
Species Mytilus angustanus Lamarck, 1819 accepted as Mytilus planulatus Lamarck, 1819
Species Mytilus angustanus Lamarck, 1819 sensu Reeve, 1858 accepted as Semimytilus algosus (Gould, 1850)
Species Mytilus aoteanus Powell, 1958 accepted as Mytilus planulatus Lamarck, 1819
Species Mytilus arabicus Jousseaume in Lamy, 1919 accepted as Brachidontes pharaonis (P. Fischer, 1870)
Species Mytilus arborescens Fischer von Waldheim, 1807 accepted as Amygdalum arborescens (Fischer von Waldheim, 1807)
Species Mytilus arborescens Dillwyn, 1817 accepted as Amygdalum arborescens (Fischer von Waldheim, 1807)
Species Mytilus arca Kickx, 1834 accepted as Dreissena polymorpha (Pallas, 1771) (a junior synonym)
Species Mytilus arcuatus Clessin, 1887 accepted as Brachidontes granulatus (Hanley, 1843)
Species Mytilus areolatus Gould, 1850 accepted as Modiolus areolatus (Gould, 1850)
Species Mytilus aristatus Dillwyn, 1817 accepted as Leiosolenus aristatus (Dillwyn, 1817) (original combination)
Species Mytilus ater Molina, 1782 accepted as Aulacomya atra (Molina, 1782)
Species Mytilus ater Zelebor [in Dunker & Zelebor], 1866 accepted as Xenostrobus neozelanicus (Iredale, 1915) (invalid: junior homonym of Mytilus ater Molina, 1782; Modiolus neozelanicus Iredale, 1915 is a replacement name)
Species Mytilus atratus Lischke, 1871 accepted as Xenostrobus atratus (Lischke, 1871) (original combination)
Species Mytilus atropurpureus Dunker, 1857 accepted as Brachidontes niger (Gmelin, 1791)
Species Mytilus avicular Holten, 1802 accepted as Pteria avicular (Holten, 1802) (original combination)
Species Mytilus baldi Brusina, 1865 accepted as Mytilaster lineatus (Gmelin, 1791)
Species Mytilus barbatus Linnaeus, 1758 accepted as Modiolus barbatus (Linnaeus, 1758)
Species Mytilus beirensis Sharpe, 1850 † accepted as Regulifer beirensis (Sharpe, 1850) †
Species Mytilus biceps Menke, 1848 accepted as Brachidontes exustus (Linnaeus, 1758)
Species Mytilus bicolor Bruguière, 1792 accepted as Mytella bicolor (Bruguière, 1792) accepted as Mytella guyanensis (Lamarck, 1819)
Species Mytilus bifurcatus Conrad, 1837 accepted as Mytilisepta bifurcata (Conrad, 1837) (original combination)
Species Mytilus bilocularis Linnaeus, 1758 accepted as Septifer bilocularis (Linnaeus, 1758)
Species Mytilus blondeli Monterosato, 1872 accepted as Mytilaster minimus (Poli, 1795)
Species Mytilus boeckii Mörch, 1874 accepted as Brachidontes granulatus (Hanley, 1843)
Species Mytilus borealis Lamarck, 1819 accepted as Mytilus edulis Linnaeus, 1758
Species Mytilus californicus accepted as Mytilus californianus Conrad, 1837 (misspelling)
Species Mytilus canaliculatus Gray, 1843 accepted as Perna canaliculus (Gmelin, 1791)
Species Mytilus canaliculus Gmelin, 1791 accepted as Perna canaliculus (Gmelin, 1791) (original combination)
Species Mytilus canaliculus Dall, 1876 accepted as Mytilus platensis d'Orbigny, 1842 (invalid: junior homonym of Mytilus canaliculus Gmelin, 1791)
Species Mytilus canalis Lamarck, 1819 accepted as Mytilus zonarius Lamarck, 1819 accepted as Mytilus californianus Conrad, 1837
Species Mytilus capensis Dunker, 1846 accepted as Aulacomya capensis (Dunker, 1846)
Species Mytilus carolinensis Conrad, 1837 accepted as Ischadium recurvum (Rafinesque, 1820)
Species Mytilus castaneus Lightfoot, 1786 accepted as Arenifodiens vagina (Lamarck, 1819)
Species Mytilus castaneus Wood, 1828 accepted as Arenifodiens vagina (Lamarck, 1819)
Species Mytilus cavolini Scacchi, 1833 accepted as Gibbomodiola adriatica (Lamarck, 1819)
Species Mytilus charpentieri Dunker, 1853 accepted as Brachidontes puniceus (Gmelin, 1791)
Species Mytilus charruanus d'Orbigny, 1842 accepted as Mytella charruana (d'Orbigny, 1842) (original combination)
Species Mytilus chemnitzii Férussac, 1835 accepted as Dreissena polymorpha (Pallas, 1771)
Species Mytilus chenuanus d'Orbigny, 1846 accepted as Gregariella chenui (Récluz, 1842)
Species Mytilus chenui Récluz, 1842 accepted as Gregariella chenui (Récluz, 1842)
Species Mytilus chorus Molina, 1782 accepted as Choromytilus chorus (Molina, 1782)
Species Mytilus cinnamomeus Gmelin, 1791 accepted as Botula cinnamomea (Gmelin, 1791)
Species Mytilus cinnamominus Chemnitz, 1785 accepted as Botula cinnamomea (Gmelin, 1791) (Chemnitz, 1785 is a work rejected for nomenclatorial purposes (see ICZN opinion 184))
Species Mytilus citrinus Röding, 1798 accepted as Brachidontes modiolus (Linnaeus, 1767)
Species Mytilus cochlear Menke, 1848 accepted as Modiolus cochlear (Menke, 1848)
Species Mytilus cochleatus Nyst, 1835 accepted as Mytilopsis leucophaeata (Conrad, 1831)
Species Mytilus coenobitus Vaillant, 1865 accepted as Musculus coenobitus (Vaillant, 1865)
Species Mytilus compressus Reeve, 1858 accepted as Choromytilus chorus (Molina, 1782)
Species Mytilus confusus Dillwyn, 1817 accepted as Mytilaster lineatus (Gmelin, 1791)
Species Mytilus coralliophagus Gmelin, 1791 accepted as Gregariella coralliophaga (Gmelin, 1791)
Species Mytilus corneus Lamarck, 1819 accepted as Mytilus planulatus Lamarck, 1819
Species Mytilus corrugatus Stimpson, 1851 accepted as Musculus glacialis (Leche, 1883) (non Brongniart, 1823)
Species Mytilus coruscus Gould, 1861 accepted as Mytilus unguiculatus Valenciennes, 1858
Species Mytilus crassitesta Lischke, 1868 accepted as Mytilus unguiculatus Valenciennes, 1858
Species Mytilus crassus Tenison Woods, 1877 accepted as Xenostrobus pulex (Lamarck, 1819)
Species Mytilus crebristriatus Conrad, 1837 accepted as Brachidontes crebristriatus (Conrad, 1837)
Species Mytilus crenatus Lamarck, 1819 accepted as Aulacomya atra (Molina, 1782)
Species Mytilus crispus Cantraine, 1835 accepted as Mytilaster lineatus (Gmelin, 1791)
Species Mytilus cristagalli Linnaeus, 1758 accepted as Lopha cristagalli (Linnaeus, 1758)
Species Mytilus cubitus Say, 1822 accepted as Brachidontes modiolus (Linnaeus, 1767)
Species Mytilus cumingianus Récluz, 1849 sensu Reeve, 1858 accepted as Septifer zeteki Hertlein & A. M. Strong, 1946
Species Mytilus cuneiformis Reeve, 1857 accepted as Semimytilus algosus (Gould, 1850) (secondary homonym of Modiola cuneiformis Hanley, 1843)
Species Mytilus curtus Pennant, 1777 accepted as Modiolus modiolus (Linnaeus, 1758)
Species Mytilus curvatus Dunker, 1857 accepted as Brachidontes mutabilis (Gould, 1861)
Species Mytilus curviroster Schröter, 1787 accepted as Leiosolenus aristatus (Dillwyn, 1817) (declared nomen oblitum by Turner & Boss (1962))
Species Mytilus curvirostratus da Costa, 1778 accepted as Modiolus modiolus (Linnaeus, 1758) (synonym)
Species Mytilus curvirostrus da Costa, 1778 accepted as Modiolus modiolus (Linnaeus, 1758)
Species Mytilus cygneus Linnaeus, 1758 accepted as Anodonta cygnea (Linnaeus, 1758) (original combination)
Species Mytilus cylindraceus Requien, 1848 accepted as Mytilaster minimus (Poli, 1795)
Species Mytilus dactyliformis Hupé in Gay, 1854 accepted as Semimytilus algosus (Gould, 1850)
Species Mytilus darwinianus d'Orbigny, 1842 accepted as Brachidontes darwinianus (d'Orbigny, 1842)
Species Mytilus decussatus Lamarck, 1819 accepted as Aulacomya atra (Molina, 1782)
Species Mytilus decussatus Montagu, 1808 accepted as Crenella decussata (Montagu, 1808) (original combination)
Species Mytilus demissa Dillwyn, 1817 accepted as Geukensia demissa (Dillwyn, 1817)
Species Mytilus desolationis Lamy, 1936 accepted as Mytilus platensis d'Orbigny, 1842
Species Mytilus dilatatus Gray, 1825 accepted as Mytilus galloprovincialis Lamarck, 1819
Species Mytilus diluculum Mörch, 1874 accepted as Aulacomya atra (Molina, 1782)
Species Mytilus discors Linnaeus, 1767 accepted as Musculus discors (Linnaeus, 1767)
Species Mytilus discrepans Montagu, 1803 accepted as Musculus discors (Linnaeus, 1767)
Species Mytilus divaricatus Gould, 1850 (unaccepted, invalid: junior homonym of Mytilus divaricatus Orbigny, 1844)
Species Mytilus domingensis Lamarck, 1819 (unaccepted)
Species Mytilus dubius Gmelin, 1791 (unaccepted, original combination)
Species Mytilus dunkeri Reeve, 1857 (unaccepted)
Species Mytilus dunkeri Reeve, 1857 sensu Angas, 1867 (unaccepted)
Species Mytilus eduliformis d'Orbigny, 1842 (unaccepted)
Species Mytilus elegans Brown, 1827 (unaccepted)
Species Mytilus elongatus Fischer von Waldheim, 1807 (unaccepted)
Species Mytilus elongatus Chemnitz, 1785 (unaccepted, unavailable name, published in a work rejected under ICZN Direction 1; available from Röding, 1798)
Species Mytilus erosus Lamarck, 1819 (unaccepted)
Species Mytilus exiguus Dunker, 1875 (unaccepted)
Species Mytilus exilis Philippi, 1847 (unaccepted, doubtful synonym)
Species Mytilus exustus Linnaeus, 1758 (unaccepted)
Species Mytilus faba Müller, 1776 (unaccepted)
Species Mytilus falcatus d'Orbigny, 1846 (unaccepted, invalid: junior homonym of Mytilus falcatus Goldfuss, 1837)
Species Mytilus ficus Dall, 1909 (unaccepted)
Species Mytilus fischerianus Tapparone Canefri, 1874 (unaccepted)
Species Mytilus flabellatus Gould, 1850 (unaccepted)
Species Mytilus flavus Poli, 1795 (unaccepted)
Species Mytilus fluviatilis Gmelin, 1791 (unaccepted)
Species Mytilus fluvis Gray, 1825 (unaccepted)
Species Mytilus folium Linnaeus, 1758 (unaccepted, original combination)
Species Mytilus fontaineanus d'Orbigny, 1842 (unaccepted)
Species Mytilus frons Linnaeus, 1758 (unaccepted, original combination)
Species Mytilus fucatus Dillwyn, 1817 (unaccepted)
Species Mytilus fuscus Gmelin, 1791 (unaccepted, original combination)
Species Mytilus gibbsianus Leach in Gray, 1852 (unaccepted)
Species Mytilus glocinus Locard, 1889 (unaccepted, synonym)
Species Mytilus glomeratus Gould, 1851 (unaccepted)
Species Mytilus granulatus Hanley, 1843 (unaccepted, original combination)
Species Mytilus grayanus Dunker, 1853 (unaccepted)
Species Mytilus grunerianus Dunker, 1853 (unaccepted)
Species Mytilus hagenii Baer, 1826 (unaccepted, a junior synonym)
Species Mytilus hamatus Say, 1822 (unaccepted)
Species Mytilus hepaticus Gould, 1850 (unaccepted)
Species Mytilus hesperianus Lamarck, 1819 (unaccepted)
Species Mytilus hirsuta Lamarck, 1819 (unaccepted)
Species Mytilus hirundo Linnaeus, 1758 (unaccepted)
Species Mytilus horridus Dunker, 1857 (unaccepted)
Species Mytilus hupeanus Rochebrune & Mabille, 1889 (unaccepted)
Species Mytilus huttoni Cossmann, 1916 † (unaccepted)
Species Mytilus hyalinus Monterosato, 1875 (unaccepted, original combination)
Species Mytilus hyotis Linnaeus, 1758 (unaccepted, original combination)
Species Mytilus impactus Hermann, 1782 (unaccepted)
Species Mytilus incurvatus Pennant, 1777 (unaccepted)
Species Mytilus infumatus Rochebrune & Mabille, 1889 (unaccepted)
Species Mytilus irisans Jousseaume, 1888 (unaccepted)
Species Mytilus janeirensis Dunker & Zelebor, 1866 (unaccepted)
Species Mytilus kerguelensis E. A. Smith, 1885 (unaccepted, original combination)
Species Mytilus kerguelensis Smith, 1885 sensu Fletcher, 1938 (unaccepted)
Species Mytilus lacunatus Lamarck, 1819 (unaccepted)
Species Mytilus lacustris O. G. Costa, 1839 (unaccepted)
Species Mytilus lamarckianus Clessin, 1887 (unaccepted)
Species Mytilus lamarckii Bucquoy, Dautzenberg & Dollfus, 1890 (unaccepted)
Species Mytilus lateralis Say, 1822 (unaccepted)
Species Mytilus latissimus Clessin, 1887 (unaccepted)
Species Mytilus latus Lamarck, 1819 (unaccepted)
Species Mytilus latus Dillwyn, 1817 (unaccepted)
Species Mytilus latus Nordmann, 1862 (unaccepted)
Species Mytilus lavalleanus d'Orbigny, 1853 (unaccepted)
Species Mytilus leucophaeatus Conrad, 1831 (unaccepted, original combination)
Species Mytilus liburnicus Brusina, 1870 (unaccepted)
Species Mytilus lineatus Gmelin, 1791 (unaccepted)
Species Mytilus lithophagus Linnaeus, 1758 (unaccepted, original combination)
Species Mytilus lunularis Lycett, 1857 † (unaccepted)
Species Mytilus lythophagus Salis Marschlins, 1793 (unaccepted, misspelling)
Species Mytilus magellanicus Röding, 1798 (unaccepted)
Species Mytilus magellanicus sensu Suter, 1913 (unaccepted, misapplication)
Species Mytilus magellanicus Chemnitz, 1785 (unaccepted, unavailable name, published in a work rejected under ICZN Direction 1; available from Röding, 1798)
Species Mytilus maorianus Iredale, 1915 (unaccepted)
Species Mytilus margaritiferus Linnaeus, 1758 (unaccepted, original combination)
Species Mytilus marioni Locard, 1889 (unaccepted, original combination)
Species Mytilus marmoratus Forbes, 1838 (unaccepted)
Species Mytilus martensi Neumayer, 1898 (unaccepted)
Species Mytilus meleagridis Bruguière, 1792 (unaccepted)
Species Mytilus menkeanus Philippi, 1847 (unaccepted)
Species Mytilus meridionalis Krauss, 1848 (unaccepted)
Species Mytilus meridionalis E. A. Smith, 1885 (unaccepted, invalid: junior homonym of Mytilus meridionalis Krauss, 1848)
Species Mytilus minganensis Mighels, 1844 (unaccepted)
Species Mytilus minimus Poli, 1795 (unaccepted)
Species Mytilus minutus Locard, 1889 (unaccepted)
Species Mytilus modiolus Linnaeus, 1758 (unaccepted)
Species Mytilus morrisi Dunker, 1857 (unaccepted)
Species Mytilus muelleri Dunker, 1875 (unaccepted)
Species Mytilus mülleri Dunker, 1875 (unaccepted, incorrect original spelling)
Species Mytilus multiformis Carpenter, 1857 (unaccepted)
Species Mytilus mundahuensis Duarte, 1926 (unaccepted)
Species Mytilus mutabilis Gould, 1861 (unaccepted)
Species Mytilus nicobaricus Röding, 1798 (unaccepted)
Species Mytilus niger Gmelin, 1791 (unaccepted)
Species Mytilus nitens Menke, 1848 (unaccepted)
Species Mytilus notatus DeKay, 1843 (unaccepted)
Species Mytilus obesus Reeve, 1858 (unaccepted)
Species Mytilus oblongus Clessin, 1887 (unaccepted)
Species Mytilus obscurus Dunker, 1857 (unaccepted)
Species Mytilus opalus Lamarck, 1819 (unaccepted)
Species Mytilus orbicularis Pallary, 1903 (unaccepted)
Species Mytilus orbignyanus Hupé in Gay, 1854 (unaccepted)
Species Mytilus ovalis Lamarck, 1819 (unaccepted)
Species Mytilus paetelianus Clessin, 1887 (unaccepted)
Species Mytilus palliopunctatus Carpenter, 1857 (unaccepted, original combination)
Species Mytilus patagonicus d'Orbigny, 1842 (unaccepted)
Species Mytilus patagonicus Clessin, 1887 (unaccepted)
Species Mytilus pectinatus J. de C. Sowerby, 1821 † (unaccepted)
Species Mytilus pedroanus Conrad, 1855 (unaccepted)
Species Mytilus pelecinus Locard, 1889 (unaccepted, synonym)
Species Mytilus pellucidus Pennant, 1777 (unaccepted)
Species Mytilus perna (Linnaeus, 1758) (unaccepted)
Species Mytilus perviridis Holten, 1802 (unaccepted)
Species Mytilus petagnae Scacchi, 1832 (unaccepted)
Species Mytilus petasunculinus Locard, 1886 (unaccepted, synonym)
Species Mytilus phaedra d'Orbigny, 1850 † (unaccepted)
Species Mytilus pharaonis P. Fischer, 1870 (unaccepted, original combination)
Species Mytilus pholadis Linnaeus, 1771 (unaccepted)
Species Mytilus pictus Born, 1778 (unaccepted)
Species Mytilus plicatus Gmelin, 1791 (unaccepted)
Species Mytilus plicatus Gmelin, 1791 sensu Montagu, 1808 (unaccepted, misidentification)
Species Mytilus plicatus Chemnitz, 1785 (unaccepted, unavailable name: published in a work rejected by ICZN direction 1; available from Gmelin (1791))
Species Mytilus polymorphus Pallas, 1771 (unaccepted, original combination)
Species Mytilus polyodontus Quoy & Gaimard, 1835 (unaccepted)
Species Mytilus praecisus Montagu, 1803 (unaccepted)
Species Mytilus puniceus Gmelin, 1791 (unaccepted)
Species Mytilus puntarenensis Pilsbry & H. N. Lowe, 1932 (unaccepted, original combination)
Species Mytilus pusillus Gould, 1850 (unaccepted, original combination)
Species Mytilus pyriformis Gould, 1850 (unaccepted)
Species Mytilus recurvum Rafinesque, 1820 (unaccepted)
Species Mytilus retusus Lamarck, 1819 (unaccepted)
Species Mytilus rodriguezii d'Orbigny, 1842 (unaccepted, original combination)
Species Mytilus ropan Deshayes, 1836 (unaccepted)
Species Mytilus roseus Gmelin, 1791 (unaccepted)
Species Mytilus rostratus Dunker, 1857 (unaccepted)
Species Mytilus rostriformis Deshayes, 1838 (unaccepted)
Species Mytilus rostrum Shaw, 1797 (unaccepted, original combination)
Species Mytilus ruber Linnaeus, 1758 (unaccepted)
Species Mytilus rugosus Linnaeus, 1767 (unaccepted, original combination)
Species Mytilus sagittatus Poli, 1795 (unaccepted)
Species Mytilus scaber Krynicki, 1837 (unaccepted)
Species Mytilus senegalensis Lamarck, 1819 (unaccepted)
Species Mytilus septentrionalis Clessin, 1887 (unaccepted)
Species Mytilus septulifer Menke, 1830 (unaccepted)
Species Mytilus similis Clessin, 1887 (unaccepted)
Species Mytilus sinuatus Reeve, 1857 (unaccepted)
Species Mytilus smaragdinus Gmelin, 1791 (unaccepted)
Species Mytilus solen Salis, 1793 (unaccepted)
Species Mytilus soleniformis d'Orbigny, 1842 (unaccepted, original combination)
Species Mytilus solisianus d'Orbigny, 1842 (unaccepted)
Species Mytilus solitarius Williamson, 1834 (unaccepted, synonym)
Species Mytilus spathulinus Locard, 1889 (unaccepted, synonym)
Species Mytilus spatula Menke, 1848 (unaccepted)
Species Mytilus splendens Dunker, 1857 (unaccepted)
Species Mytilus stagnalis Gmelin, 1791 (unaccepted, a junior synonym)
Species Mytilus stearnsii Pilsbry & Raymond, 1898 (unaccepted)
Species Mytilus striatus Barnes, 1823 (unaccepted)
Species Mytilus strigatus Hanley, 1843 (unaccepted)
Species Mytilus subdistortus Récluz, 1852 (unaccepted)
Species Mytilus subsaxatilis Williamson, 1834 (unaccepted)
Species Mytilus succineus Danilo & Sandri, 1856 (unaccepted)
Species Mytilus tasmanicus Tenison Woods, 1876 (unaccepted)
Species Mytilus tenuiaratus Carpenter, 1857 (unaccepted)
Species Mytilus tenuistriatus Dunker, 1853 (unaccepted, invalid: junior homonym of Mytilus tenuistriatus Goldfuss, 1837; Brachidontes dunkeri is a replacement name)
Species Mytilus tetleyi Powell & Bartrum, 1929 † (unaccepted)
Species Mytilus thalia W. H. Turton, 1932 (unaccepted)
Species Mytilus torquatus P. Marshall, 1918 † (unaccepted)
Species Mytilus tortus Reeve, 1857 (unaccepted)
Species Mytilus trigonus Locard, 1889 (unaccepted, synonym)
Species Mytilus umbilicatus Pennant, 1777 (unaccepted)
Species Mytilus umbonata Anton, 1838 (unaccepted)
Species Mytilus ungularis Lamarck, 1819 (unaccepted)
Species Mytilus ungulatus Lamarck, 1819 (unaccepted)
Species Mytilus ungulatus Linnaeus, 1758 (unaccepted)
Species Mytilus ustulatus Lamarck, 1819 (unaccepted)
Species Mytilus variabilis Fischer von Waldheim, 1807 (unaccepted, declared nomen oblitum by Cosel et al. (2014))
Species Mytilus variabilis Krauss, 1848 (unaccepted, declared nomen protectum by Cosel et al. (2014))
Species Mytilus variegatus Röding, 1798 (unaccepted)
Species Mytilus versicolor Gmelin, 1791 (unaccepted)
Species Mytilus viator d'Orbigny, 1842 (unaccepted)
Species Mytilus viridis Linnaeus, 1758 (unaccepted)
Species Mytilus vitrea Møller, 1842 (unaccepted, incorrect original spelling)
Species Mytilus vitreus Møller, 1842 (unaccepted, original combination)
Species Mytilus volgensis Gray, 1825 (unaccepted, a junior synonym)
Species Mytilus vulgaris da Costa, 1778 (unaccepted)
Species Mytilus ziczac Anton, 1838 (unaccepted)
Species Mytilus zonarius Lamarck, 1819 (unaccepted)
marine
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Linnaeus, C. (1758). Systema Naturae per regna tria naturae, secundum classes, ordines, genera, species, cum characteribus, differentiis, synonymis, locis. <em>Editio decima, reformata. Laurentius Salvius: Holmiae.</em> ii, 824 pp., available online at http://www.biodiversitylibrary.org/item/10277#page/3/mode/1up [details]  Available for editors  PDF available [request] 
MolluscaBase (2018). Mytilus Linnaeus, 1758. Accessed through: World Register of Marine Species at: http://www.marinespecies.org/aphia.php?p=taxdetails&id=138228 on 2018-12-10
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original description Linnaeus, C. (1758). Systema Naturae per regna tria naturae, secundum classes, ordines, genera, species, cum characteribus, differentiis, synonymis, locis. <em>Editio decima, reformata. Laurentius Salvius: Holmiae.</em> ii, 824 pp., available online at http://www.biodiversitylibrary.org/item/10277#page/3/mode/1up [details]  Available for editors  PDF available [request] 

original description  (ofEumytilus Ihering, 1900) Ihering, H. V. (1900). On the South American species of Mytilidae. <em>Proceedings of the Malacological Society of London.</em> 4, 84-98.
page(s): 86 [details]   

basis of record Gofas, S.; Le Renard, J.; Bouchet, P. (2001). Mollusca. in: Costello, M.J. et al. (eds), European Register of Marine Species: a check-list of the marine species in Europe and a bibliography of guides to their identification. <em>Patrimoines Naturels.</em> 50: 180-213. (look up in IMIS[details]   

additional source Gosling E. (editor) (1992). The mussel <i>Mytilus</i>: ecology, physiology, genetics and culture. <i>* Developments in Aquaculture and Fisheries Science, 25. Elsevier, Amsterdam. xiii + 589 pp.</i>:  [details]   

redescription Coan, E. V.; Valentich-Scott, P. (2012). Bivalve seashells of tropical West America. Marine bivalve mollusks from Baja California to northern Peru. 2 vols, 1258 pp. [details]   
 
 Present  Inaccurate  Introduced: alien  Containing type locality 
 



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