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Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorBrachidontes pharaonis (P. Fischer, 1870) 
AphiaID: 140437

Classification: Biota > Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorAnimalia (Kingdom) > Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorMollusca (Phylum) > Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorBivalvia (Class) > Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorPteriomorphia (Subclass) > Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorMytiloida (Order) > Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorMytiloidea (Superfamily) > Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorMytilidae (Family) > Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorBrachidontes (Genus)
Status accepted
Rank Species
Parent Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorBrachidontes Swainson, 1840
Synonymised
names
  Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorBrachidontes arabicus Lamy, 1919 (synonym)
Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorBrachyodontes karachiensis Melvill & Standen, 1907
Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorModiola compressula Martens & Thiele, 1908
Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorMytilus arabicus Jousseaume in Lamy, 1919
Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorMytilus pharaonis P. Fischer, 1870 (original combination)
Sources  basis of record Gofas, S.; Le Renard, J.; Bouchet, P. (2001). Mollusca, in: Costello, M.J. et al. (Ed.) (2001). European register of marine species: a check-list of the marine species in Europe and a bibliography of guides to their identification. Collection Patrimoines Naturels, 50: pp. 180-213 (look up in IMIS[details]

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Environment marine
Distribution 
From regional or thematic species database
Egypt
Trusted: edited by a thematic editorEgypt (introduced: alien[details]
Malta
Trusted: edited by a thematic editorMalta (introduced: alien[details]
Mediterranean Sea - Eastern Basin
Trusted: edited by a thematic editorMaltese part of the Mediterranean Sea - Eastern Basin (introduced: alien[details]
Trusted: edited by a thematic editorMediterranean Sea - Eastern Basin (introduced: alien[details]
Mediterranean Sea - Western Basin
Trusted: edited by a thematic editorMediterranean Sea - Western Basin (introduced: alien[details]
From other sources
Malta
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorMalta (introduced: alien[details]
Mediterranean Sea
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorMediterranean Sea (introduced: alien[details]
Mediterranean Sea - Eastern Basin
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorGreek Exclusive Economic Zone [details]
North Atlantic Ocean
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorEuropean waters (ERMS scope) [details]
Links Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorDelivering Alien Invasive Species Inventories for Europe (DAISIE) 
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorTo Barcode of Life (93 barcodes) 
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorTo Biodiversity Heritage Library (3 publications) 
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorTo CLEMAM 
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorTo Encyclopedia of Life 
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorTo GenBank (101 nucleotides; 94 proteins) 
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorTo PESI 
Notes 
From editor or global species database
Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorTaxonomy The earlier name Brachidontes ustulatus (Lamarck, 1819) has been put forward by Huber (2010: 550) as the valid name to be used for this species. However a recent molecular study (Sirna Terranova, Lo Brutto, Arculeo & Mitton, 2007) reveals that the Red Sea and Mediterranean populations, the East African populations and a population from Hong Kong represent three cryptic species of Brachidontes. This implies separating the Red Sea B. pharaonis from the East African B. variabilis and using both names. There is currently an established usage of the name Brachidontes ustulatus for a Western Australian species, and in view of the findings of Sirna Terranova et al., all three names (ustulatus, variabilis and pharaonis) are here listed as "accepted". [details]

From regional or thematic species database
Trusted: edited by a thematic editorIntroduced species abundance in Maltese part of the Mediterranean Sea - Eastern Basin (Marine Region) : Dominant [details]

Trusted: edited by a thematic editorIntroduced species impact in Maltese part of the Mediterranean Sea - Eastern Basin (Marine Region) : Outcompetes native species for resources and/or space [details]

Trusted: edited by a thematic editorIntroduced species impact in Malta (Nation) : Outcompetes native species for resources and/or space [details]

Trusted: edited by a thematic editorIntroduced species population trend in Maltese part of the Mediterranean Sea - Eastern Basin (Marine Region) : Increasing [details]

Trusted: edited by a thematic editorIntroduced species remark In Maltese part of the Mediterranean Sea - Eastern Basin (Marine Region) : Status questionable in Malta's marine waters [details]

Trusted: edited by a thematic editorIntroduced species vector dispersal in Egypt (Nation) : Shipping [details]

Trusted: edited by a thematic editorIntroduced species vector dispersal in Egypt (Nation) : Canals: natural range expansion through man-made canals [details]

Trusted: edited by a thematic editorIntroduced species vector dispersal in Maltese part of the Mediterranean Sea - Eastern Basin (Marine Region) : Canals: natural range expansion through man-made canals
Suez Canal [details]

Trusted: edited by a thematic editorIntroduced species vector dispersal in Mediterranean Sea - Western Basin (IHO Sea Area) : Ships: accidental as attached or free-living fouling organisms
Spread as far as Sicily probably via ship fouling. Evidence of pelagic larvae spread on natural currents. [details]

Trusted: edited by a thematic editorIntroduced species vector dispersal in Mediterranean Sea - Western Basin (IHO Sea Area) : Natural dispersal
Spread as far as Sicily probably via ship fouling. Evidence of pelagic larvae spread on natural currents. [details]

Trusted: edited by a thematic editorIntroduced species vector dispersal in Maltese part of the Mediterranean Sea - Eastern Basin (Marine Region) : Unknown [details]

Trusted: edited by a thematic editorIntroduced species vector dispersal in Mediterranean Sea - Eastern Basin (IHO Sea Area) : Ships: accidental as attached or free-living fouling organisms
Spread as far as Sicily probably via ship fouling. Evidence of pelagic larvae spread on natural currents. [details]

Trusted: edited by a thematic editorIntroduced species vector dispersal in Mediterranean Sea - Eastern Basin (IHO Sea Area) : Natural dispersal
Spread as far as Sicily probably via ship fouling. Evidence of pelagic larvae spread on natural currents. [details]
Images Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editor[show unreviewed]
LSID urn:lsid:marinespecies.org:taxname:140437
Taxonomic
Edit history
 
Date   action   by
2004-12-21 15:54:05Z  created  Gofas, Serge
2011-12-30 16:08:02Z  changed  Gofas, Serge
2012-03-08 21:04:46Z  changed  Gofas, Serge
2012-07-05 23:43:01Z  changed  Rosenberg, Gary
  
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  Citation: Rosenberg, G.; Gofas, S. (2014). Brachidontes pharaonis. Accessed through: World Register of Marine Species at http://www.marinespecies.org/aphia.php?p=taxdetails&id=140437 on 2014-09-20
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