OBIS Indo-Pacific Molluscan Database

Data as of: 2006-05-17

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Bivalvia Mytiloida Mytilidae 

Trichomya hirsuta (Lamarck, 1819)

Type of listing: Name in current use


   Brachyodontes hirsutus auct.
   Mytilus hirsutus Lamarck, 1819

Common Name

Hairy mussel p.290      Allan, J. 1950.  


Japan to the South Pacific (Chinh, 2001)

  ABRS RegionsAustralia200 m bathymetricLower E coast
  ABRS RegionsAustralia200 m bathymetricCentral E coast
  ABRS RegionsAustralia200 m bathymetricNE coast
  ABRS RegionsAustralia200 m bathymetricGulf of Carp.
  ABRS RegionsAustraliaQueensland
  OBIS RegionsTropical Indo-West PacificIndo-MalaysiaAustralia (N)Queensland
  ABRS RegionsAustraliaNew South Wales
  OBIS RegionsTemperate Indo-West PacificSouthern HemisphereAustralia (S)New South Wales
  OBIS RegionsTropical Indo-West PacificIndo-ChinaChina
  OBIS RegionsTropical Indo-West PacificIndo-ChinaVietnam
     Chinh, N. 2001. p.417 
  OBIS RegionsTropical Indo-West PacificIndo-China
  OBIS RegionsTropical Indo-West PacificIndo-Malaysia


depth: shallow subtidal 
depth: subtidal 
habit: byssally attached 
habitat: estuaries [ vast matted beds are found in tidal estuaries ]
substrate: rocks [ and gravel ]


 Coleman, N. 1981. p.28, pl.51 Biology and ecology
 Iredale, T. & McMichael, D.F. 1962. p.13 General reference
 Lamprell, K. & Healy, J. 1998. p.80 General reference
 Zhenrui, W. and Zhongyan, Q. 1984. p.206 [ synonymy; distribution ]  Secondary source


                Mytilidae Rafinesque, 1815
                  Trichomya Ihering, 1900
                    Trichomya hirsuta (Lamarck, 1819)


Taxon name record (intBiotaID=19393) created by Playpus Export Program on 2000-11-09. Record last updated by Shannon Reid on 2003-05-11.