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Bivalvia Mytiloida Mytilidae 

Xenostrobus securis (Lamarck, 1819)

Type of listing: Name in current use


   Modiolus confusus auct.
   Modiola securis Lamarck, 1819
   Modiola vexillum Reeve, 1857
   Perna confusus Angas, 1871
   Modiola fluviatilis Hutton, 1878

Common Name

Little Brown Mussel p.32, pl.33D      Wilson, B 2002.  


  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 bathymetricLower E coast
  ABRS RegionsAustralia200 m bathymetricCentral E coast
  ABRS RegionsAustralia200 m bathymetricNE coast
  ABRS RegionsAustralia200 m bathymetricGulf of Carp.
  ABRS RegionsAustralia200 m bathymetricSW coast
  ABRS RegionsAustraliaNew South Wales
  ABRS RegionsAustraliaSouth Australia
  ABRS RegionsAustraliaVictoria
  OBIS RegionsTemperate Indo-West PacificSouthern HemisphereAustralia (S)
  ABRS RegionsAustraliaQueensland
  ABRS RegionsAustraliaTasmania
  ABRS RegionsAustraliaWestern Australia
  OBIS RegionsTropical Indo-West PacificIndo-MalaysiaAustralia (N)Queensland


habitat: estuarine [ upper reaches of estuaries where the water may almost be fresh for a considerable part of the year ]
substrate: shell [ in masses on timber, stones or dead shells ]
substrate: stones 
substrate: wood 


 Iredale, T. & McMichael, D.F. 1962. p.13 General reference
 Lamprell, K. & Healy, J. 1998. p.86 General reference
 Wilson, B.R. 1967. p.290, figs 2a, 3b General reference
 Wilson, B.R. 1969. p.93 [ distribution; ecology ]  Secondary source


                Mytilidae Rafinesque, 1815
                  Xenostrobus Wilson, 1966
                    Xenostrobus securis (Lamarck, 1819)


Taxon name record (intBiotaID=19476) created by Playpus Export Program on 2000-11-09. Record last updated by Peter Ulrik Middelfart on 2004-01-19.