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Bivalvia Mytiloida Mytilidae 

Mytilus (Mytilus) planulatus Lamarck, 1819

Type of listing: Name in current use


   Mytilus edulis planulatus auct.
   Mytilus planulatus Lamarck, 1819
   Mytilus ungularis Lamarck, 1819
   Mytilus obscurus Dunker, 1857
   Mytilus dunkeri Reeve, 1858
   Mytilus tasmanica Tennison - Woods, 1875
   Mytilus chorus molina Tate, 1887
   Mytilus paetelianus Clessin, 1889

Common Name

Edible mussel p.248 [ For Mytilus edulis planulatus]      Coleman, N. 1981.  
Blue Sea Mussel p.32, pl.33C      Wilson, B 2002.  


Sydney Harbour (Wisely, 1964); Fremantle to New South Wales (Wilson & Hodgkin 1967)

  OBIS RegionsTropical Indo-West PacificIndo-MalaysiaAustralia (N)
  ABRS RegionsAustralia200 m bathymetricN coast
  ABRS RegionsAustralia200 m bathymetricNW coast
  ABRS RegionsAustralia200 m bathymetricCentral W coast
  ABRS RegionsAustralia200 m bathymetricLower W coast
  ABRS RegionsAustralia200 m bathymetricGreat Australian Bight
  ABRS RegionsAustralia200 m bathymetricS Gulfs coast
  ABRS RegionsAustralia200 m bathymetricBass Strait
  ABRS RegionsAustralia200 m bathymetricTas. coast
  ABRS RegionsAustralia200 m bathymetricCentral E coast
  ABRS RegionsAustraliaWestern AustraliaSW coast
  ABRS RegionsAustralia200 m bathymetricLower E coast
  ABRS RegionsAustraliaNew South Wales
  ABRS RegionsAustraliaNorthern Territory
  ABRS RegionsAustraliaQueensland
  ABRS RegionsAustraliaSouth Australia
  ABRS RegionsAustraliaTasmania
  ABRS RegionsAustraliaVictoria
  ABRS RegionsAustraliaWestern Australia
  OBIS RegionsTemperate Indo-West PacificSouthern HemisphereAustralia (S)


habitat: rocks [ occurs in masses on jetty pilings or on rocks ]
habitat: sand flats [ form dense beds on sandy flats ]


 Allen, F.E. 1955. p.107 [ distrbution ]  Secondary source
 Iredale, T. & McMichael, D.F. 1962. p.13 General reference
 Knudsen, J. 1980. p.24 [ as Mytilus edulis planatus ]  Distribution
 Lamprell, K. & Healy, J. 1998. p.76 General reference
 Seed, R. 1992. p.123 Distribution
 Wilson, B.R. & Hodgkin, E.P. 1967. p.176 [ distrbution; ecology ]  Secondary source
 Wisely, B. 1964. p.25 [ distribution ]  Secondary source


                Mytilidae Rafinesque, 1815
                  Mytilus Linnaeus, 1758
                    Mytilus (Mytilus) Linnaeus, 1758
                      Mytilus (Mytilus) planulatus Lamarck, 1819


Taxon name record (intBiotaID=19357) created by Playpus Export Program on 2000-11-09. Record last updated by dsherman on 2004-03-03.