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Bivalvia Mytiloida Mytilidae 

Musculista senhousia (Benson, 1842)

Type of listing: Name in current use


   Modiola senhousia Benson, 1842
   Musculista senhousia (Benson in Cantor, 1842)
   Modiola bellardiana Tapperone-Canefri, 1874

Common Name

Senhouse's Mussel p.34, pl.35D      Wilson, B 2002.  
Hototogisu B159 [Higo et al, 1999, species number: B159]       Higo, S., Callomon, P. & Goto, Y. 1999.  


native to western Pacific coasts from Siberia and the Kuril Islands, south to Singapore, with it's type locality being Chusan, China (Slack-Smith & Brearley 1987)

  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 RegionsAustraliaWestern AustraliaSW coast
  ABRS RegionsAustraliaNorthern Territory
  ABRS RegionsAustraliaWestern Australia
  OBIS RegionsTropical Indo-West PacificIndo-MalaysiaAustralia (N)Northern Territory
  OBIS RegionsTropical Indo-West PacificIndo-MalaysiaAustralia (N)Western Australia
  OBIS RegionsTemperate Indo-West PacificSouthern HemisphereAustralia (S)South Australia
  OBIS RegionsTemperate Indo-West PacificSouthern HemisphereAustralia (S)Western Australia
  OBIS RegionsTropical Indo-West PacificIndo-China
  OBIS RegionsTropical Indo-West PacificIndo-ChinaJapan
  OBIS RegionsTropical Indo-West PacificIndo-ChinaChina
  OBIS RegionsTropical Indo-West PacificIndo-MalaysiaSingapore
  OBIS RegionsTropical Indo-West PacificCentral and East Indian OceanEastern Indian OceanThailand (W)Phuket
  OBIS RegionsTropical Indo-West PacificRed Sea
     Dekker, H. & Orlin, Z. 2000. p. 9 


depth: intertidal 
habit: byssally attached 
habitat: intertial flats [ encased in a byssal nest and forming a dense mat (Hong Kong, Lee & Morton 1983), clustered together on mud flats seaward of mangrove forests in Phuket (Willan, 1995) ]
substrate: mud 


 Lamprell, K. & Healy, J. 1998. p.88 General reference
 Lee, S.Y. and Morton, B. 1983. p.59 [ distribution; ecology ]  General reference
 Slack-Smith, S.M. & Brearley, A. 1987. [ distribution; ecology ]  Secondary source
 Tantanasiriwong, R. 1979. p.5 [ ecology; distribution ]  Secondary source
 Willan, R.C. 1985. [ distribution; ecology; taxonomy; synonymy ]  General reference


                Mytilidae Rafinesque, 1815
                  Musculista Yamamoto & Habe, 1958
                    Musculista senhousia (Benson, 1842)


Taxon name record (intBiotaID=19485) created by Playpus Export Program on 2000-11-09. Record last updated by Paul J. Morris on 2004-02-25.