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Bivalvia Mytiloida Mytilidae 

Brachidontes (Brachidontes) variabilis (Krauss, 1848)

Type of listing: Name in current use


   Mytilus exustus auct.
   Crenella ehrenbergi auct.
   Mytilus variabilis Krauss, 1848
   Mytilus pharaonis P. Fischer, 1870
   Mytilus arabicus Jousseaume, 1919


throughout the Indo-Pacific (Lee & Morton 1983)

  OBIS RegionsTropical Indo-West PacificRed Sea Throughout Region
  OBIS RegionsTropical Indo-West PacificIndo-Malaysia
  OBIS RegionsTropical Indo-West PacificCentral and East Indian OceanEastern Indian OceanSri Lanka
  OBIS RegionsTropical Indo-West PacificIndo-ChinaChinaHong Kong (Xianggang)
  OBIS RegionsTropical Indo-West PacificEast AfricaSeychellesOuter IslandsAldabra Islands
  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.8 
  OBIS RegionsTropical Indo-West PacificCentral and East Indian OceanEastern Indian OceanIndia (E)
     Hylleberg, J. & Kilburn, R.N. 2002. p.57 
  OBIS RegionsTropical Indo-West PacificIndo-ChinaChinaHong Kong (Xianggang)
     Valentich-Scott, P. 2003. p.265 


depth: intertidal [ occurs in eulittoral nestling amongst encrusting oysters ( Saccostrea cucullata ) ]
habitat: estuarine [ without mangroves attaches to rocks, often with oysters ]
habitat: mangrove [ protected shores; attached to Rhizophora apiculata prop roots (Phuket, Thailand) ]
substrate: gravel [ attached to gravel in rock crevices (Phuket, Thailand) ]
substrate: rocks       Oliver, P.G. 1992. p.48 


 Lee, S.Y. and Morton, B. 1983. p.52 [ distribution; ecology ]  Secondary source
 Morton, B. 1988. p.114 [ distribution; ecology ]  Secondary source
 Oliver, P.G. 1992. p.48 General reference
 Oliver, P.G. 1992. p.48 Synonomy
 Oliver, P.G. 1992. p.48 Biology and ecology
 Oliver, P.G. 1992. p.48 Distribution
 Oliver, P.G. 1992. p.48 Anatomy
 Safriel, U.N. & Felsenburg, T. 1980. p.31 [ distribution ]  Secondary source
 Tantanasiriwong, R. 1979. p.5 [ ecology; distribution ]  Secondary source


                Mytilidae Rafinesque, 1815
                  Brachidontes Swainson, 1840
                    Brachidontes (Brachidontes) Swainson, 1840
                      Brachidontes (Brachidontes) variabilis (Krauss, 1848)


Taxon name record (intBiotaID=53389) created by Mark Kitson on 2001-10-09. Record last updated by Shannon Reid on 2003-09-15.