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Bivalvia Mytiloida Mytilidae 

Modiolus Lamarck, 1799

Type of listing: Name in current use


   Volsella Scopoli, 1777
   Modiolus Lamarck, 1799
   Modiola Lamarck, 1801
   Modioites Krueger, 1823
   Modiolina Giebel, 1852
   Perna H. & A. Adams, 1858
   Nudiola Monterosato, 1917
   Eumodiolus Monterosato, 1917

Included taxa

   Modiolus (Unplaced)
   Modiolus (Modiolus) modiolus (LINNAEUS, 1758)
   Modiolus (Modiolus) Lamarck, 1799
   Modiolus (Modiolusia) vaginus (LAMARCK, 1819 in 1815-22)
   Modiolus (Modiolusia) elongata SWAINSON, 1821
   Modiolus (Modiolus) metcalfei (HANLEY, 1843 in 1842-56)
   Modiolus (Modiolus) philippinarum (HANLEY, 1843 in 1842-56)
   Modiolus (Modiolusia) arata (DUNKER, 1856-b)
   Modiolus (Fulgida) flavidus (DUNKER, 1856-b)
   Modiolus (Modiolus) trailli (REEVE, 1857 in 1843-65)
   Modiolus (Modiolatus) hanleyi (DUNKER, 1882)
   Modiolus (Modiolatus) Jousseaume, 1893
   Modiolus (Modiolus) comptus SOWERBY III, 1915
   Modiolus (Fulgida) Lamy, 1919
   Modiolus (Modiolus) agripetus (IREDALE, 1939-b)
   Modiolus (Fulgida) oyamai HABE in KURODA & HABE, 1981
   Modiolus (Modiolus) kurilensis BERNARD, 1983

Common Name

Horse mussel p.1096      Turner Dixon, R. 1965.  


  ABRS RegionsAustralia200 m bathymetricLower E coast
  ABRS RegionsAustralia200 m bathymetricCentral E coast
  ABRS RegionsAustralia200 m bathymetricGreat Australian Bight
  ABRS RegionsAustralia200 m bathymetricS Gulfs coast
  ABRS RegionsAustralia200 m bathymetricBass Strait
  ABRS RegionsAustralia200 m bathymetricTas. coast
  ABRS RegionsAustraliaWestern AustraliaS oceanic
  ABRS RegionsAustralia200 m bathymetricGreat Barrier Reef
  ABRS RegionsAustralia200 m bathymetricNE coast
  ABRS RegionsAustralia200 m bathymetricGulf of Carp.
  ABRS RegionsAustralia200 m bathymetricN coast
  ABRS RegionsAustralia200 m bathymetricNW coast
  ABRS RegionsAustralia200 m bathymetricSW 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)
  OBIS RegionsTropical Indo-West PacificIndo-MalaysiaAustralia (N)


 Iredale, T. & McMichael, D.F. 1962. p.13 General reference
 Kay, E.A. 1979. p.508 Biology and ecology
 Moore, R.C. 1969. p.N278 General reference
 Oliver, P.G. 1992. p.52 [ member of subfamily Modiolinae ]  Alternate taxonomic arrangement


                Mytilidae Rafinesque, 1815
                  Modiolus Lamarck, 1799


Taxon name record (intBiotaID=19399) created by Playpus Export Program on 2000-11-09. Record last updated by bouchet genera on 2003-01-30.