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Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorMytilus edulis Linnaeus, 1758 
AphiaID: 140480

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 editorMytilus (Genus)
Status accepted
Rank Species
Typetaxon of  Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorEumytilus Ihering, 1900
Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorMytilus Linnaeus, 1758
Parent Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorMytilus Linnaeus, 1758
Synonymised
names
  Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorMytilus abbreviatus Lamarck, 1819
Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorMytilus angulatus Williamson, 1834 (synonym)
Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorMytilus borealis Lamarck, 1819
Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorMytilus edulis pusillus MacGillivray, 1843
Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorMytilus elegans Brown, 1827
Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorMytilus grunerianus Dunker, 1853
Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorMytilus minganensis Mighels, 1844
Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorMytilus notatus DeKay, 1843
Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorMytilus pellucidus Pennant, 1777
Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorMytilus petasunculinus Locard, 1886 (synonym)
Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorMytilus retusus Lamarck, 1819
Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorMytilus retusus var. acrocyrta Locard, 1889 (synonym)
Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorMytilus solitarius Williamson, 1834 (synonym)
Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorMytilus spathulinus Locard, 1889 (synonym)
Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorMytilus subsaxatilis Williamson, 1834
Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorMytilus trigonus Locard, 1889 (synonym)
Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorMytilus ungulatus Linnaeus, 1758
Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorMytilus variabilis Fischer von Waldheim, 1807
Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorMytilus vulgaris da Costa, 1778
Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorPerna ungulina Philipsson, 1788
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
page(s): 705 [details]

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Vernacular
Names
 
Language   Name 
Basque Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editormuskuilu  [details]
Catalan Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editormusclo  [details]
Danish Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorblåmusling  [details]
Dutch Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editormosselUnreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editoreetbare mosselUnreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorblauwe mossel  [details]
English Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editoredible blue musselUnreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorcommon musselUnreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorblue mussel  [details]
French Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editormoule communUnreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editormoule comestible  [details]
German Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorMiesmuschelUnreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editoressbare Miesmuschel  [details]
Modern Greek (1453-) Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorΜύδι Ατλαντικού  [details]
Norwegian Bokmål Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorblåskjell  [details]
Norwegian Nynorsk Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorblåskjel  [details]
Portuguese Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editormexilhao  [details]
Russian Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editormidiya  [details]
Spanish Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editormejillón  [details]
Swedish Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorblåmussla  [details]
Direct child
taxa (12)

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 Subspecies Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorMytilus edulis edulis Linnaeus, 1758
Subspecies Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorMytilus edulis platensis d'Orbigny, 1842

Subspecies Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorMytilus edulis declivis Petrov, 1982 accepted as Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorMytilus trossulus Gould, 1850
Subspecies Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorMytilus edulis diegensis Coe, 1945 accepted as Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorMytilus galloprovincialis Lamarck, 1819
Subspecies Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorMytilus edulis galloprovincialis Lamarck, 1819 accepted as Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorMytilus galloprovincialis Lamarck, 1819
Subspecies Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorMytilus edulis giganteus Nordmann, 1862 accepted as Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorMytilus californianus Conrad, 1837
Subspecies Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorMytilus edulis kussakini Scarlato & Starobogatov, 1979 accepted as Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorMytilus trossulus Gould, 1850
Subspecies Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorMytilus edulis latissimus Carpenter, 1857 accepted as Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorMytilus trossulus Gould, 1850
Subspecies Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorMytilus edulis normalis Carpenter, 1857 accepted as Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorMytilus trossulus Gould, 1850
Subspecies Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorMytilus edulis pusillus MacGillivray, 1843 accepted as Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorMytilus edulis Linnaeus, 1758
Subspecies Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorMytilus edulis zhirmunskii Scarlato & Starobogatov, 1979 accepted as Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorMytilus galloprovincialis Lamarck, 1819
Subspecies Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorMytilus edulis zhurmunski Scarlato & Starobogatov, 1979 accepted as Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorMytilus galloprovincialis Lamarck, 1819
Environment marine
Distribution 
From regional or thematic species database
Ukraine
Trusted: edited by a thematic editorUkraine (introduced: alien[details]
From other sources
Adriatic Sea
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorNorth Adriatic [details]
Arctic Ocean
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorArctic Ocean [details]
Baltic Sea
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorPolish Exclusive Economic Zone [details]
Bay of Fundy
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorCobscook Bay [details]
Beaufort Sea
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorBeaufort Sea [details]
Belgium
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorDe Haan [details]
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorDe Panne [details]
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorOostduinkerke [details]
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorOostende [details]
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorZeebrugge [details]
Canada
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorBrandy Cove [details]
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorDeadmans Harbour [details]
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorSaguenay Fjord [details]
Estonia
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorMuuga harbour (Port of Tallinn, Gulf of Finland) [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]
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorManicouagan [details]
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorSt. Lawrence Estuary [details]
Mediterranean Sea
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorMediterranean Sea [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 editorAzores [details]
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorAzores Exclusive Economic Zone [details]
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 editorIrish Exclusive economic Zone [details]
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorNorth East Atlantic [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 editorBirkenfels (shipwreck) [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]
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorWesterschelde [details]
Norway
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorWest Coast of Norway  [details]
Tanzania
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorTanzania [details]
United Kingdom
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorBritish Isles [details]
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorDorset [details]
Wadden Sea
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorWadden Sea [details]
(no group)
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorCanadian Exclusive Economic Zone [Arctic part] [details]
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorSwedish Exclusive Economic Zone [details]
Feedingtype  suspension feeder [details]
Host of  Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorModiolicola insignis Aurivillius, 1882 (parasitic: ectoparasitic)
Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorPseudomyicola spinosus (Raffaele & Monticelli, 1885) (parasitic: ectoparasitic)
Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorMytilicola intestinalis Steuer, 1902 (parasitic: ectoparasitic)
Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorMytilicola orientalis Mori, 1935 (parasitic: ectoparasitic)
Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorModiolicola bifida Tanaka, 1961 (parasitic: ectoparasitic)
Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorModiolicola gracilis Wilson C.B., 1935 (parasitic: ectoparasitic)
Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorTisbe celata Humes, 1954 (parasitic: ectoparasitic)
Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorPseudomyicola ostreae Yamaguti, 1936 (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 Antarctic Invertebrates 
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorTo Barcode of Life (389 barcodes) 
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorTo Biodiversity Heritage Library (1850 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 FAO Cultured Aquatic species fact sheets 
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorTo FAO Species fact sheets 
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorTo GenBank (8238 nucleotides; 1728 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 ITIS
Notes 
From editor or global species database
Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorNomenclature ICZN opinion 333: specific name of type species of Mytilus Linnaeus, 1758 [details]

From regional or thematic species database
Trusted: edited by a thematic editorIntroduced species vector dispersal in Ukraine (Nation) : Fisheries: deliberate translocations of fish or shellfish to establish or support fishery [details]

Trusted: edited by a thematic editorIntroduced species vector dispersal in Ukraine (Nation) : Individual release: deliberate release by individuals [details]

From other sources
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorDimensions reaches 2.5 to 7.5 cm in size [details]

Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorDistribution Arctic Ocean to South Carolina; Alaska to Carolina [details]

Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorHabitat intertidal, 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:140480
Taxonomic
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  Citation: Gofas, S. (2014). Mytilus edulis Linnaeus, 1758. Accessed through: World Register of Marine Species at http://www.marinespecies.org/aphia.php?p=taxdetails&id=140480 on 2014-07-23
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