WoRMS taxon details

Modiolus modiolus (Linnaeus, 1758)

140467  (urn:lsid:marinespecies.org:taxname:140467)

accepted
Species
marine
(ofMytilus modiolus Linnaeus, 1758) 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
page(s): 706 [details]  Available for editors  PDF available [request] 
Distribution Arctic seas to New Jersey; Europe; Arctic seas to San Pedro, California  
Distribution Arctic seas to New Jersey; Europe; Arctic seas to San Pedro, California [details]

Distribution The appearance of Modiolus modiolus at the Belgian coast was very doubtful according to Kerckhof (1980); in contrast with...  
Distribution 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]
MolluscaBase (2018). Modiolus modiolus (Linnaeus, 1758). Accessed through: World Register of Marine Species at: http://marinespecies.org/aphia.php?p=taxdetails&id=140467 on 2018-11-17
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original description  (ofModiola vulgaris J. Fleming, 1828) Fleming, J. (1828). A history of British animals, exhibiting the descriptive characters and systematical arrangement of the genera and species of quadrupeds, birds, reptiles, fishes, Mollusca, and Radiata of the United Kingdom; including the indigenous, extirpated, and extinct kinds, together with periodical and occasional visitants. <em>Edinburgh, Bell & Bradfute / London, James Duncan.</em> Pp. i-xxii, 1-565. corrigenda., available online at http://www.biodiversitylibrary.org/item/18569  [details]   

original description  (ofMytilus curtus Pennant, 1777) Pennant, T. (1777). British Zoology, vol. IV. Crustacea. Mollusca. Testacea. <em>London.</em> i-viii, 1-154, Plates 1-93., available online at http://www.biodiversitylibrary.org/item/127011 [details]   

original description  (ofMytilus modiolus Linnaeus, 1758) 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
page(s): 706 [details]  Available for editors  PDF available [request] 

original description  (ofMytilus umbilicatus Pennant, 1777) Pennant, T. (1777). British Zoology, vol. IV. Crustacea. Mollusca. Testacea. <em>London.</em> i-viii, 1-154, Plates 1-93., available online at http://www.biodiversitylibrary.org/item/127011 [details]   

original description  (ofMytilus curvirostratus da Costa, 1778) da Costa E. M. (1778). Historia Naturalis Testaceorum Britanniae, or, The British Conchology. London: Millan, White, Elmsley & Robson. xii + 254 + viii pp. 17 pls., available online at https://www.biodiversitylibrary.org/item/47268#page/7/mode/1up
page(s): 220-221 [details]   

original description  (ofMytilus modiolus var. gigas J. T. Marshall, 1893) Marshall J.T. (1893). Additions to 'British Conchology' [Part I]. <em>Journal of Conchology.</em> 7: 241-265., available online at http://biodiversitylibrary.org/page/31573735
page(s): 244; note: Name credited to Norman [details]   

original description  (ofMytilus modiolus var. cylindrica J. T. Marshall, 1893) Marshall J.T. (1893). Additions to 'British Conchology' [Part I]. <em>Journal of Conchology.</em> 7: 241-265., available online at http://biodiversitylibrary.org/page/31573735
page(s): 244 [details]   

original description  (ofMytilus modiolus var. ovata Jeffreys, 1864) Jeffreys J.G. (1862-1869). <i>British conchology</i>. Vol. 1: pp. cxiv + 341 [1862]. Vol. 2: pp. 479 [1864]. Vol. 3: pp. 394 [1865]. Vol. 4: pp. 487 [1867]. Vol. 5: pp. 259 [1869]. London, van Voorst. , available online at http://www.biodiversitylibrary.org/item/55187
page(s): 112 [details]   

context source (HKRMS) Cheung, P. S. C. (1991). An intertidal survey Cape d' Aguilar, Hong Kong with special reference to the ecology of high-zoned rock pools. <em>Mphil thesis. The University of Hong Kong.</em>  [details]   

context source (Schelde) Janssen, C.R.; Ghekiere, A.; Verslycke, T.; Vincx, M.; Fockedey, N.; Rappé, K.; De Brabander, H.; Noppe, H.; Roose, P.; Monteyne, E.; Vethaak, D.; Mees, J.; Deneudt, K. (2007). Endocrine disruption in the Scheldt estuary distribution, exposure and effects (ENDIS-RISKS). <em>Final report. Belgian Science Policy: Brussels.</em> 106 pp. (look up in IMIS[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 Huber, M. (2010). Compendium of bivalves. A full-color guide to 3,300 of the world’s marine bivalves. A status on Bivalvia after 250 years of research. Hackenheim: ConchBooks. 901 pp., 1 CD-ROM. (look up in IMIS[details]   

additional source Liu J.Y. [Ruiyu] (ed.). (2008). Checklist of marine biota of China seas. <em>China Science Press.</em> 1267 pp. (look up in IMIS[details]  Available for editors  PDF available [request] 

additional source Dinesen G.E. & Bruntse G. 2001, <i>Modiolus modiolus</i> beds, pp. 33-36 <i>In</i>: Bruntse G. & Tendal O.S. (eds), Marine biological investigations and assemblages of benthic invertebrates from the Faroe Islands. Kaldbak Marine Biological Laboratory,, available online at http://www.vliz.be/imisdocs/publications/217810.pdf? [details]   

additional source Halanych K.M., Vodoti E.T., Sundberg P. & Dahlgren T.G. (2013) Phylogeography of the horse mussel <i>Modiolus modiolus</i>. <i>Journal of the Marine Biological Association of the United Kingdom</i> 93(7): 1857-1869., available online at https://doi.org/10.1017/S0025315413000404 [details]   

additional source Turgeon, D.; Quinn, J.F.; Bogan, A.E.; Coan, E.V.; Hochberg, F.G.; Lyons, W.G.; Mikkelsen, P.M.; Neves, R.J.; Roper, C.F.E.; Rosenberg, G.; Roth, B.; Scheltema, A.; Thompson, F.G.; Vecchione, M.; Williams, J.D. (1998). Common and scientific names of aquatic invertebrates from the United States and Canada: mollusks. 2nd ed. <i>American Fisheries Society Special Publication</i>, 26. American Fisheries Society: Bethesda, MD (USA). ISBN 1-888569-01-8. IX, 526 + cd-rom pp. (look up in IMIS[details]   
 
 Present  Inaccurate  Introduced: alien  Containing type locality 
 

From other sources
Dimensions reaches 5 to 15 cm in size [details]

Distribution Arctic seas to New Jersey; Europe; Arctic seas to San Pedro, California [details]

Distribution 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]

Habitat bathyal, infralittoral and circalittoral of the Gulf and estuary [details]

Reproduction separate sexes, usually not dimorphic in shell structure; fertilization occurs within the mantle cavity anf young hatch as pelagic larvae (generalized for group) [details]
 

LanguageName 
Danish almindelig hestemusling  [details]
Dutch paardenmosselgewone paardenmossel  [details]
English northern horsemusselhorse-musselhorse mussel  [details]
French modiolegrande moule  [details]
German Pferdemuschelgrose Miesmuschel  [details]
Norwegian Bokmål o-skjell  [details]
Norwegian Nynorsk o-skjel  [details]
Swedish hästmussla  [details]