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Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorModiolus modiolus (Linnaeus, 1758) 
AphiaID: 140467

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) > Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorMytiloidea (Superfamily) > Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorMytilidae (Family) > Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorModiolus (Genus) > Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorModiolus modiolus (Species)
Status accepted
Rank Species
Parent Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorModiolus Lamarck, 1799
Orig. name Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorMytilus modiolus Linnaeus, 1758
Synonymised
names
  Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorModiola gigantea Clessin, 1889
Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorModiola grandis Philippi, 1844
Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorModiola modiolus (Linnaeus, 1758)
Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorModiola papuana Lamarck, 1801
Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorModiola vulgaris Fleming, 1828
Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorMusculus modulus Röding, 1798
Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorMytilus curtus Pennant, 1777
Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorMytilus curvirostratus da Costa, 1778 (synonym)
Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorMytilus curvirostrus da Costa, 1778
Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorMytilus modiolus Linnaeus, 1758
Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorMytilus modiolus var. cylindrica Marshall, 1893
Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorMytilus modiolus var. gigas Marshall, 1893
Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorMytilus modiolus var. ovata Jeffreys, 1864
Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorMytilus umbilicatus Pennant, 1777
Sources  original description Linnaeus, C. (1758). Systema Naturae per regna tria naturae, secundum classes, ordines, genera, species, cum characteribus, differentiis, synonymis, locis. Editio decima, reformata. Laurentius Salvius: Holmiae. ii, 824 pp., available online at http://gdz.sub.uni-goettingen.de/no_cache/dms/load/toc/?IDDOC=265100 [details]

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Vernacular
Names
 
Language   Name 
Danish Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editoralmindelig hestemusling  [details]
Dutch Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorpaardenmosselUnreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorgewone paardenmossel  [details]
English Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editornorthern horsemusselUnreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorhorse-musselUnreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorhorse mussel  [details]
French Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editormodioleUnreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorgrande moule  [details]
German Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorPferdemuschelUnreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorgrose Miesmuschel  [details]
Norwegian Bokmål Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editoro-skjell  [details]
Norwegian Nynorsk Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editoro-skjel  [details]
Swedish Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorhästmussla  [details]
Direct child
taxa (1)

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Subspecies Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorModiolus modiolus squamosus Beauperthuy, 1967 accepted as Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorModiolus squamosus Beauperthuy, 1967
Environment marine
Distribution 
From other sources
Bay of Biscay
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorBay of Biscay (inaccurate[details]
Bay of Fundy
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorCobscook Bay [details]
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorMinas Basin [details]
Belgium
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorDe Panne [details]
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorOostduinkerke [details]
Canada
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorBrandy Cove [details]
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorDigby [details]
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorL'Etang [details]
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorLorneville Harbour [details]
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorNavy Island [details]
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorSaguenay Fjord [details]
France
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorWimereux [details]
Gulf of Saint Lawrence
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorGulf of St. Lawrence [details]
Ireland
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorIrish Exclusive economic Zone [details]
Mediterranean Sea - Eastern Basin
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorKerkennah Islands [details]
North Atlantic Ocean
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorEuropean waters (ERMS scope) [details]
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorGulf of Maine [details]
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorNorth West Atlantic [details]
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorUnited Kingdom Exclusive Economic Zone [details]
North Sea
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorBelgian Exclusive Economic Zone [details]
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorDutch Exclusive Economic Zone [details]
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorNorth Sea [details]
Norway
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorWest Coast of Norway  [details]
Sweden
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorSwedish Exclusive Economic Zone [details]
United Kingdom
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorBritish Isles [details]
Feedingtype  suspension feeder [details]
Host of  Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorModiolicola insignis Aurivillius, 1883 (parasitic: ectoparasitic)
Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorPseudomyicola spinosus (Raffaele & Monticelli, 1885) (parasitic: ectoparasitic)
Links Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorBIOTIC 
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorEncyclopedia of Marine Life of Britain and Ireland 
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorMarine Life Information Network - UK 
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorTo Barcode of Life (6 barcodes) 
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorTo Biodiversity Heritage Library (153 publications) 
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorTo CLEMAM 
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorTo Dyntaxa 
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorTo Encyclopedia of Life 
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorTo GenBank (19 nucleotides; 14 proteins) 
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorTo Marine Bivalves of the British Isles webpage at National Museum of Wales 
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorTo Marine Species Identification Portal 
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorTo PESI 
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorTo USNM Invertebrate Zoology Mollusca Collection 
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorTo USNM Invertebrate Zoology Mollusca Collection 
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorTo ITIS
Notes 
From other sources
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorDimensions reaches 5 to 15 cm in size [details]

Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorDistribution Arctic seas to New Jersey; Europe; Arctic seas to San Pedro, California [details]

Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorDistribution The appearance of Modiolus modiolus at the Belgian coast was very doubtful according to Kerckhof (1980); in contrast with the reports of this species at the Hinder Banks. [details]

Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorHabitat bathyal, infralittoral and circalittoral of the Gulf and estuary [details]

Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorReproduction separate sexes, usually not dimorphic in shell structure; fertilization occurs within the mantle cavity anf young hatch as pelagic larvae (generalized for group) [details]
Images Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editor[show unreviewed]
LSID urn:lsid:marinespecies.org:taxname:140467
Taxonomic
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2004-12-21 15:54:05Z  created  Gofas, Serge
  
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  Citation: Gofas, S. (2015). Modiolus modiolus (Linnaeus, 1758). In: MolluscaBase (2015). Accessed through: World Register of Marine Species at http://www.marinespecies.org/aphia.php?p=taxdetails&id=140467 on 2015-09-05
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