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Bivalvia Mytiloida Mytilidae 

Perna viridis (Linnaeus, 1758)

Type of listing: Name in current use


   Mytilus smaragdinus auct.
   Mytilus viridis Linnaeus, 1758
   Mytilus smaragdinus GMELIN, 1791
   Mytilus opalus Lamarck, 1819
   Mytilus opalus LAMARCK, 1819

Common Name

Green mussel p.87
Philippines Green Mussel p.4      Gaillende, D. De & AQUACOP 1979.  
Indian Mussel p.90      Gosling, E. 1992.  
Midori-igai B95 [Higo et al, 1999, species number: B95]       Higo, S., Callomon, P. & Goto, Y. 1999.  


western limit Persian Gulf; eastern limit New Guinea; southern limit New Guinea; northern limit southern Japan (Morton 1987)

  OBIS RegionsTropical Indo-West PacificCentral and East Indian OceanIndo-ArabiaPersian Gulf (=Arabian Gulf)
  OBIS RegionsTropical Indo-West PacificIndo-ChinaJapan
  OBIS RegionsTropical Indo-West PacificIndo-ChinaThailand (E)
  OBIS RegionsTropical Indo-West PacificCentral and East Indian OceanEastern Indian OceanThailand (W)Phuket
  OBIS RegionsTropical Indo-West Pacific
  OBIS RegionsTropical Indo-West PacificIndo-ChinaChinaHong Kong (Xianggang)
  OBIS RegionsTropical Indo-West PacificIndo-MalaysiaPapua New GuineaNew Guinea Group
  OBIS RegionsTropical Indo-West PacificOceaniaPolynesiaFrench Polynesia (Polynesie Francaise)
  PRELOVED RegionsThailand
  OBIS RegionsTropical Indo-West PacificIndo-ChinaCambodia
     Try, I. 2001. p.390 
  OBIS RegionsTropical Indo-West PacificIndo-ChinaVietnam
     Chinh, N. 2001. p.415 
  OBIS RegionsTropical Indo-West PacificCentral and East Indian OceanEastern Indian OceanIndia (E)
     Hylleberg, J. & Kilburn, R.N. 2002. p.58 
  OBIS RegionsTropical Indo-West PacificIndo-MalaysiaPhilippines
     Springsteen, F.J. & Leobrera, F.M. 1986. p.310 


depth: intertidal [ 0.5-2.0 m ]
depth: sublittoral [ 5-8m (phuket, Thailand) ]
habit: byssally attached 
habitat: rocks [ attached to rocks (Phuket, Thailand) ]
substrate: mud [ on muddy surfaces ]


  . p.87 [ distrbution; ecology ]  Secondary source
 Chinh, N. 2001. p.215 General reference
 Gaillende, D. De & AQUACOP 1979. p.4 [ distrbution; synonymy ]  Secondary source
 Lee, S.Y. 1986. p.112 [ distribution ]  Secondary source
 Morton, B. 1987. p.159 [ distribution ]  Secondary source
 Nateewathana, A. 1995. p.102 Distribution
 Shafee, M.S. 1989. p.235 [ distribution ]  Secondary source
 Siddall, S.E. 1980. p.860 Contains synonymy
 Tantanasiriwong, R. 1979. p.5 [ ecology; distribution ]  Secondary source


                Mytilidae Rafinesque, 1815
                  Perna Retzius, 1788
                    Perna viridis (Linnaeus, 1758)


Taxon name record (intBiotaID=60474) created by Peter Ulrik Middelfart on 2001-12-13. Record last updated by Paul J. Morris on 2004-02-25.