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Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorBrachidontes variabilis (Krauss, 1848) 
AphiaID: 216616

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 editorBrachidontes (Genus)
Status accepted
Rank Species
Parent Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorBrachidontes Swainson, 1840
Synonymised
names
  Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorBrachidontes semistriatus (Krauss, 1848)
Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorBrachyodontes variabilis (Krauss, 1848) (mispelled generic name)
Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorMytilus variabilis Krauss, 1848
Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorMytilus variabilis striata [sic] (misspelling of Mytilus variabilis var. semistriata Krauss, 1848)
Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorMytilus variabilis var. semistriata Krauss, 1848 (non d'Orbigny, 1844)
Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorPerna variabilis (Krauss, 1848) (unaccepted generic combination)
Sources  basis of record Taylor, J.D. (1971). Intertidal Zonation at Aldabra Atoll. Phil. Trns. Roy. Soc. Lond. B. 260, 173-213 [details]

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Vernacular
Names
 
Language   Name 
English Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorvariable mussel  [details]
Environment marine
Distribution 
From regional or thematic species database
Mozambique
Trusted: edited by a thematic editorMozambique [from synonym] [view taxon] [details]
South Africa
Trusted: edited by a thematic editorEast Coast of South Africa [from synonym] [view taxon] [details]
From other sources
Indian Ocean
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorAldabra [details]
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorChagos [details]
Madagascar
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorMadagascar [details]
Mozambique
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorMozambique [details]
North Atlantic Ocean
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorUnited Kingdom Exclusive Economic Zone [details]
Red Sea
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorRed Sea [details]
Republic of Mauritius
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorMauritius [from synonym] [view taxon] [details]
South Africa
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorSouth Africa (country) [from synonym] [view taxon] [details]
Tanzania
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorTanzania [details]
Links Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorTo Barcode of Life 
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorTo Biodiversity Heritage Library (5 publications) 
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorTo Encyclopedia of Life 
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorTo GenBank (10 nucleotides; 3 proteins) 
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorTo PESI 
Note 
From editor or global species database
Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorNomenclature 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]
LSID urn:lsid:marinespecies.org:taxname:216616
Taxonomic
Edit history
 
Date   action   by
1997-02-22 16:55:09Z  created  Vanden Berghe, Edward
2000-09-12 09:16:46Z  changed  Garcia, Maria
2011-10-07 23:42:53Z  changed  Rosenberg, Gary
2012-03-08 21:04:46Z  changed  Gofas, Serge
2012-07-05 23:43:01Z  changed  Rosenberg, Gary
2014-03-04 16:00:58Z  changed  Gofas, Serge
  
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  Citation: Gofas, S.; Rosenberg, G. (2014). Brachidontes variabilis (Krauss, 1848). Accessed through: World Register of Marine Species at http://www.marinespecies.org/aphia.php?p=taxdetails&id=216616 on 2014-04-18
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