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Brachidontes variabilis (Krauss, 1848)

216616  (urn:lsid:marinespecies.org:taxname:216616)

accepted
Species
Brachyodontes variabilis (Krauss, 1848) (misspelled generic name)
Mytilus variabilis Krauss, 1848 (declared nomen protectum by Cosel et al. (2014))
Mytilus variabilis striata [sic] (misspelling of Mytilus variabilis var. semistriata Krauss, 1848)
Perna variabilis (Krauss, 1848) (unaccepted generic combination)
marine
(ofMytilus variabilis Krauss, 1848) Krauss, F. (1848) Die Südafrikanischen Mollusken. Ein Beitrag zur Kenntniss der Mollusken des Kap- und Natallandes und zur Geographischen Verbreitung derselben mit Beschreibung und Abbildung der neuen Arten. Ebner and Seubert, Stuttgart, 140 pp., 6 pls., available online at https://www.biodiversitylibrary.org/bibliography/13936#/summary
page(s): 25-26, pl. 2 fig. 5 [details]   
Nomenclature A recent molecular study (Sirna Terranova, Lo Brutto, Arculeo & Mitton, 2007) reveals that the Red Sea and Mediterranean...  
Nomenclature A recent molecular study (Sirna Terranova, Lo Brutto, Arculeo & Mitton, 2007) reveals that the Red Sea and Mediterranean populations, the East African populations and a population from Hong Kong represent three cryptic species of Brachidontes. This implies separating the Red Sea B. pharaonis from the East African B. variabilis and using both names. Mytilus variabilis Krauss, 1848 is a primary homonym of Mytilus variabilis Fischer von Waldheim, 1807 but Cosel et al. (2014) declared the former nomen protectum and the latter (a subjective junior synonym of Mytilus edulis Linnaeus, 1758), nomen oblitum.
A still older name is Mytilus ustulatus Lamarck, 1819, which is used by Huber (2010) for the whole complex. There is currently an established usage of the name Brachidontes ustulatus for a Western Australian species, and in view of the findings of Sirna Terranova et al., all three names (ustulatus, variabilis and pharaonis) are here listed as "accepted". [details]
MolluscaBase (2018). Brachidontes variabilis (Krauss, 1848). Accessed through: World Register of Marine Species at: http://www.marinespecies.org/aphia.php?p=taxdetails&id=216616 on 2018-06-18
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1997-02-22 16:55:09Z
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2000-09-12 09:16:46Z
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Garcia, Maria
2011-10-07 23:42:53Z
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2012-03-08 21:04:46Z
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2012-07-05 23:43:01Z
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2014-03-04 16:00:58Z
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original description  (ofMytilus variabilis Krauss, 1848) Krauss, F. (1848) Die Südafrikanischen Mollusken. Ein Beitrag zur Kenntniss der Mollusken des Kap- und Natallandes und zur Geographischen Verbreitung derselben mit Beschreibung und Abbildung der neuen Arten. Ebner and Seubert, Stuttgart, 140 pp., 6 pls., available online at https://www.biodiversitylibrary.org/bibliography/13936#/summary
page(s): 25-26, pl. 2 fig. 5 [details]   

taxonomy source Sirna Terranova M., Lo Brutto S., Arculeo M. & Mitton J.B. 2007. A mitochondrial phylogeography of Brachidontes variabilis (Bivalvia: Mytilidae) reveals three cryptic species. Journal of Zoological Systematics and Evolutionary Research, 45(4): 289–298.  [details]   

basis of record Taylor, J.D. (1971). Intertidal Zonation at Aldabra Atoll. Phil. Trns. Roy. Soc. Lond. B. 260, 173-213 [details]   

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

status source  (ofMytilus variabilis Krauss, 1848) Cosel R. von, Gofas S. & Poutiers J. M. (2014). Nomenclatural notes on some European and West African marine bivalve species. Iberus. 32(1): 65-85.
page(s): 68-69 [details]  Available for editors  PDF available [request] 

basis of record  (ofMytilus variabilis Krauss, 1848) Dautzenberg, Ph. (1929). Contribution à l'étude de la faune de Madagascar: Mollusca marina testacea. Faune des colonies françaises, III(fasc. 4). Société d'Editions géographiques, maritimes et coloniales: Paris. 321-636, plates IV-VII pp. (look up in IMIS[details]   

basis of record  (ofBrachyodontes variabilis (Krauss, 1848)) Michel, C. (1988). Marine molluscs of Mauritius. Editions de l'Ocean Indien. Stanley, Rose Hill. Mauritius [details]   

basis of record  (ofPerna variabilis (Krauss, 1848)) Kalk, M. (1958). The fauna of the intertidal rocks at Inhaca Island, Delagoa Bay. Ann. Natal Mus. 14: 189-242. [details]   

basis of record  (ofBrachidontes semistriatus (Krauss, 1848)) Kilburn, R.N. & Rippey, E. (1982) Sea Shells of Southern Africa. Macmillan South Africa, Johannesburg, xi + 249 pp.
page(s): 159 [details]   

additional source  (ofBrachidontes semistriatus (Krauss, 1848)) Steyn, D.G. & Lussi, M. (1998) Marine Shells of South Africa. An Illustrated Collector’s Guide to Beached Shells. Ekogilde Publishers, Hartebeespoort, South Africa, ii + 264 pp.
page(s): 200 [details]   

basis of record  (ofMytilus variabilis striata [sic]) Bartsch P. (1915). Report on the Turton Collection of South African marine mollusks, with additional notes on other South African shells contained in the United States National Museum. Bulletin. United States National Museum, 91: xii + 305 pp., 54 plates., available online at http://www.biodiversitylibrary.org/item/32699
page(s): 188 [details]   

basis of record  (ofMytilus variabilis striata [sic]) 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]   

basis of record  (ofMytilus variabilis var. semistriata Krauss, 1848) 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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Nomenclature A recent molecular study (Sirna Terranova, Lo Brutto, Arculeo & Mitton, 2007) reveals that the Red Sea and Mediterranean populations, the East African populations and a population from Hong Kong represent three cryptic species of Brachidontes. This implies separating the Red Sea B. pharaonis from the East African B. variabilis and using both names. Mytilus variabilis Krauss, 1848 is a primary homonym of Mytilus variabilis Fischer von Waldheim, 1807 but Cosel et al. (2014) declared the former nomen protectum and the latter (a subjective junior synonym of Mytilus edulis Linnaeus, 1758), nomen oblitum.
A still older name is Mytilus ustulatus Lamarck, 1819, which is used by Huber (2010) for the whole complex. There is currently an established usage of the name Brachidontes ustulatus for a Western Australian species, and in view of the findings of Sirna Terranova et al., all three names (ustulatus, variabilis and pharaonis) are here listed as "accepted". [details]
 

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English variable mussel  [details]