OBIS Indo-Pacific Molluscan Database

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Bivalvia Mytiloida Mytilidae 

Musculus (Musculus) virgiliae Barnard, 1964

Type of listing: Name in current use


   Mytilus emarginatus (non Benson in Reeve, 1858) auct.
   Musculus (Musculus) virgiliae Barnard, 1964


occurring from Great Brak river, through the eastern Cape and Natal to Lagoa Poelela, near Inhambane, Mozambique

  OBIS RegionsTemperate Indo-West PacificSouthern HemisphereSouth Africa (Cape marine Province)
  OBIS RegionsTropical Indo-West PacificEast AfricaSouth Africa
  OBIS RegionsTropical Indo-West PacificEast AfricaMozambique


habitat: estuarine [ upper reaches of estuaries and lagoons, in regions of low salinity ]


 Bernard, R.T.F., Davies, B.R. & Hodgson, A.N. 1988. p.278 Biology and ecology
 Davies, B.R. 1980. p.227 [ synonymy; ecology; distribution ]  Secondary source
 Davies, B.R. 1980. p.227figs 2 E, F, 3 a-f Biology and ecology
 Kilburn, R. N. .  General reference
 Kilburn, R.N. & Rippey, E. 1982. p.159, 216 General reference
 Steyn, D.G. & Lussi, M. 1998. p.200, fig. 810 General reference


                Mytilidae Rafinesque, 1815
                  Musculus Röding, 1798
                    Musculus (Musculus) Röding, 1798
                      Musculus (Musculus) virgiliae Barnard, 1964


Taxon name record (intBiotaID=61211) created by Peter Ulrik Middelfart on 2001-12-20. Record last updated by Peter Ulrik Middelfart on 2004-09-05.