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Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorMytilus trossulus Gould, 1850 
AphiaID: 140482

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
Parent Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorMytilus Linnaeus, 1758
Synonymised
names
  Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorMytilus edulis declivis Petrov, 1982
Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorMytilus edulis kussakini Scarlato & Starobogatov, 1979
Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorMytilus edulis latissimus Carpenter, 1857
Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorMytilus edulis normalis Carpenter, 1857
Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorMytilus ficus Dall, 1909
Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorMytilus glomeratus Gould, 1851
Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorMytilus pedroanus Conrad, 1855
Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorMytilus septentrionalis Clessin, 1887
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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Vernacular
Names
 
Language   Name 
English Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorfoolish mussel  [details]
Environment marine
Distribution 
From other sources
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]
(no group)
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorSwedish Exclusive Economic Zone [details]
Host of  Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorMytilicola orientalis Mori, 1935 (parasitic: ectoparasitic)
Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorStoecharthrum fosterae Kozloff, 1993 (parasitic: endoparasitic)
Links Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorTo Barcode of Life (169 barcodes) 
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorTo Biodiversity Heritage Library (22 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 (803 nucleotides; 579 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 PESI 
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorTo ITIS
Notes 
From other sources
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorDiet plankton [details]

Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorDimensions generally 6-10 cm long, 3-5 cm high [details]

Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorDistribution Gulf of St. Lawrence (unspecified region), southern Gaspe waters (Baie des Chaleurs, Gaspe Bay to American, Orphan and Bradelle banks; eastern boundary: Eastern Bradelle Valley), lower St. Lawrence estuary; Cobscook Bay; south to Little Machias Bay [details]

Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorHabitat intertidal and infralittoral of Gulf and estuary; common in rocky intertidal to 40 m, also found on docks, pilings, floats, and gravel [details]

Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorImportance coexists and hybridizes with M. edulis; M. trossulus is less desirable for aquaculture and a limiting factor in mussel farm production [details]

Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorPredators sea stars, gastropods, crabs, fish, seabirds [details]

Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorReproduction late spring to early autumn; settle in 5-7 wk [details]
Images Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editor[show unreviewed]
LSID urn:lsid:marinespecies.org:taxname:140482
Taxonomic
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Date   action   by
2004-12-21 15:54:05Z  created  Gofas, Serge
  
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  Citation: Gofas, S. (2014). Mytilus trossulus Gould, 1850. Accessed through: World Register of Marine Species at http://www.marinespecies.org/aphia.php?p=taxdetails&id=140482 on 2014-04-21
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