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Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorMytilopsis leucophaeata (Conrad, 1831) 
AphiaID: 156887

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 editorHeterodonta (Subclass) > Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorEuheterodonta (Infraclass) > Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorVeneroida (Order) > Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorDreissenoidea (Superfamily) > Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorDreissenidae (Family) > Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorMytilopsis (Genus) > Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorMytilopsis leucophaeata (Species)
Status accepted
Rank Species
Parent Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorMytilopsis Conrad, 1857
Synonymised
names
  Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorCongeria cochleata (synonym)
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorCongeria leucophaeta (Conrad, 1831)
Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorMytilus americanus Récluz, 1858
Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorMytilus cochleatus Kickx, 1835
Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorMytilus leucophaeatus Conrad, 1831 (original combination)
Sources  basis of record 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]

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Vernacular
Names
 
Language   Name 
Dutch Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorbrakwatermossel  [details]
English Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editordark falsemusselUnreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editordark false mussel [from synonym]Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorConrad's false musleUnreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorbrackish water mussel [from synonym]  [details]
French Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorfausse moule brune  [details]
German Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorBrackwasser-Dreikantmuschel [from synonym]  [details]
Environment marine, brackish
Distribution 
From regional or thematic species database
Baltic Sea
Trusted: edited by a thematic editorBaltic sea (introduced: alien[details]
Belgium
Trusted: edited by a thematic editorBelgian part of the North Sea (introduced: alien[details]
Black Sea
Trusted: edited by a thematic editorBlack Sea (introduced: alien[details]
Celtic Sea
Trusted: edited by a thematic editorCeltic Sea (introduced: alien[details]
North Sea
Trusted: edited by a thematic editorDutch part of the North Sea (introduced: alien[details]
United Kingdom
Trusted: edited by a thematic editorUnited Kingdom (introduced: alien[details]
United States
Trusted: edited by a thematic editorUnited States (introduced: alien[details]
From other sources
Baltic Sea
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorBaltic sea (introduced: alien[details]
Belgium
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorAntwerp harbour [details]
Gulf of Mexico
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorGulf of Mexico [details]
North Atlantic Ocean
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorNorth West Atlantic [details]
North Sea
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorBelgian Exclusive Economic Zone (introduced: alien[details]
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorElbe [from synonym] [view taxon] [details]
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorGerman Bight (introduced: alien) [from synonym] [view taxon] [details]
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorNorth Sea (introduced: alien[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 editorGlobal invasive species database - Mytilopsis leucophaeata 
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorTo Barcode of Life (2 barcodes) 
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorTo Biodiversity Heritage Library (9 publications) 
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorTo Encyclopedia of Life 
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorTo GenBank (22 nucleotides; 15 proteins) 
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorTo IUCN Red List 
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 regional or thematic species database
Trusted: edited by a thematic editorIntroduced species abundance in Celtic Sea (IHO Sea Area) : Rare [details]

Trusted: edited by a thematic editorIntroduced species abundance in Dutch part of the North Sea : Common [details]

Trusted: edited by a thematic editorIntroduced species impact in Belgian part of the North Sea : Other impact - undefined or uncertain [details]

Trusted: edited by a thematic editorIntroduced species vector dispersal in United Kingdom (Nation) : Ships: general [details]

Trusted: edited by a thematic editorIntroduced species vector dispersal in Belgian part of the North Sea : Shipping [details]

From other sources
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorAlien species The brackish water mussel or dark falsemussel Mytilopsis leucophaeata is an American species that came to Beligan regions via ships. The species typically occurs in estuaries and in Belgium it is found in the Scheldt estuary. The brackish water mussel settles in cooling systems, causing ‘biofouling’ problems in many industrial sites in Europe. The fact that this species is highly resistant to fluctuations in temperature and salinity makes it difficult to take effective countermeasures. [details]

Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorDistribution Virginian, southside of Cape Cod to Cape Hatteras [details]
Images Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editor[show unreviewed]
LSID urn:lsid:marinespecies.org:taxname:156887
Taxonomic
Edit history
 
Date   action   by
2005-05-20 11:54:45Z  created  Cuvelier, Daphne
2008-05-20 06:37:52Z  checked  Gofas, Serge
2011-10-23 16:41:52Z  changed  Rosenberg, Gary
  
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  Citation: Rosenberg, G.; Gofas, S. (2014). Mytilopsis leucophaeata (Conrad, 1831). Accessed through: World Register of Marine Species at http://www.marinespecies.org/aphia.php?p=taxdetails&id=156887 on 2014-12-26
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