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Mytilus Linnaeus, 1758

138228  (urn:lsid:marinespecies.org:taxname:138228)

accepted
Genus
Mytilus edulis Linnaeus, 1758 (type by subsequent designation)
Species Mytilus californianus Conrad, 1837
Species Mytilus edulis Linnaeus, 1758
Species Mytilus galloprovincialis Lamarck, 1819
Species Mytilus trossulus Gould, 1850

Subgenus Mytilus (Dacrydium) Torell, 1859 accepted as Dacrydium Torell, 1859
Species Mytilus abbreviatus Lamarck, 1819 accepted as Mytilus edulis Linnaeus, 1758
Species Mytilus afer Gmelin, 1791 accepted as Perna perna (Linnaeus, 1758)
Species Mytilus africanus Chemnitz, 1785 accepted as Perna perna (Linnaeus, 1758) (not available: published in a paper rejected by ICZN direction 1)
Species Mytilus ambiguus Dillwyn, 1817 accepted as Rocellaria dubia (Pennant, 1777)
Species Mytilus angulatus Williamson, 1834 accepted as Mytilus edulis Linnaeus, 1758 (synonym)
Species Mytilus aristatus Dillwyn, 1817 accepted as Leiosolenus aristatus (Dillwyn, 1817) (original combination)
Species Mytilus baldi Brusina, 1865 accepted as Mytilaster lineatus (Gmelin, 1791)
Species Mytilus barbatus Linnaeus, 1758 accepted as Modiolus barbatus (Linnaeus, 1758)
Species Mytilus blondeli Monterosato, 1872 accepted as Mytilaster minimus (Poli, 1795)
Species Mytilus cavolini Scacchi, 1833 accepted as Gibbomodiola adriatica (Lamarck, 1819)
Species Mytilus crispus Cantraine, 1835 accepted as Mytilaster lineatus (Gmelin, 1791)
Species Mytilus curtus Pennant, 1777 accepted as Modiolus modiolus (Linnaeus, 1758)
Species Mytilus curvirostratus da Costa, 1778 accepted as Modiolus modiolus (Linnaeus, 1758) (synonym)
Species Mytilus cylindraceus Requien, 1848 accepted as Mytilaster minimus (Poli, 1795)
Species Mytilus decussatus Montagu, 1808 accepted as Crenella decussata (Montagu, 1808) (original combination)
Species Mytilus dilatatus Gray, 1825 accepted as Mytilus galloprovincialis Lamarck, 1819
Species Mytilus discors Linnaeus, 1767 accepted as Musculus discors (Linnaeus, 1767)
Species Mytilus discrepans Montagu, 1803 accepted as Musculus discors (Linnaeus, 1767)
Species Mytilus flavus Poli, 1795 accepted as Mytilus galloprovincialis Lamarck, 1819
Species Mytilus gibbsianus Leach in Gray, 1852 accepted as Modiolus barbatus (Linnaeus, 1758)
Species Mytilus glocinus Locard, 1889 accepted as Mytilus galloprovincialis Lamarck, 1819 (synonym)
Species Mytilus hesperianus Lamarck, 1819 accepted as Mytilus galloprovincialis Lamarck, 1819
Species Mytilus hirundo Linnaeus, 1758 accepted as Pteria hirundo (Linnaeus, 1758)
Species Mytilus incurvatus Pennant, 1777 accepted as Modiolus barbatus (Linnaeus, 1758)
Species Mytilus irisans Jousseaume, 1888 accepted as Perna perna (Linnaeus, 1758)
Species Mytilus lacustris O. G. Costa, 1839 accepted as Mytilaster minimus (Poli, 1795)
Species Mytilus lamarckii Bucquoy, Dautzenberg & Dollfus, 1890 accepted as Mytilaster lineatus (Gmelin, 1791)
Species Mytilus leucophaeatus Conrad, 1831 accepted as Mytilopsis leucophaeata (Conrad, 1831) (original combination)
Species Mytilus liburnicus Brusina, 1870 accepted as Mytilaster minimus (Poli, 1795)
Species Mytilus lineatus Gmelin, 1791 accepted as Mytilaster lineatus (Gmelin, 1791)
Species Mytilus lithophagus Linnaeus, 1758 accepted as Lithophaga lithophaga (Linnaeus, 1758) (original combination)
Species Mytilus lythophagus Salis Marschlins, 1793 accepted as Lithophaga lithophaga (Linnaeus, 1758) (misspelling)
Species Mytilus marioni Locard, 1889 accepted as Mytilaster marioni (Locard, 1889) (original combination)
Species Mytilus marmoratus Forbes, 1838 accepted as Musculus subpictus (Cantraine, 1835)
Species Mytilus minganensis Mighels, 1844 accepted as Mytilus edulis Linnaeus, 1758
Species Mytilus minimus Poli, 1795 accepted as Mytilaster minimus (Poli, 1795)
Species Mytilus minutus Locard, 1889 accepted as Mytilaster minimus (Poli, 1795)
Species Mytilus modiolus Linnaeus, 1758 accepted as Modiolus modiolus (Linnaeus, 1758)
Species Mytilus notatus DeKay, 1843 accepted as Mytilus edulis Linnaeus, 1758
Species Mytilus orbicularis Pallary, 1903 accepted as Mytilus galloprovincialis Lamarck, 1819
Species Mytilus pelecinus Locard, 1889 accepted as Mytilus galloprovincialis Lamarck, 1819 (synonym)
Species Mytilus pellucidus Pennant, 1777 accepted as Mytilus edulis Linnaeus, 1758
Species Mytilus petagnae Scacchi, 1832 accepted as Gregariella petagnae (Scacchi, 1832)
Species Mytilus petasunculinus Locard, 1886 accepted as Mytilus edulis Linnaeus, 1758 (synonym)
Species Mytilus pharaonis P. Fischer, 1870 accepted as Brachidontes pharaonis (P. Fischer, 1870) (original combination)
Species Mytilus pholadis Linnaeus, 1771 accepted as Hiatella arctica (Linnaeus, 1767)
Species Mytilus pictus Born, 1778 accepted as Perna perna (Linnaeus, 1758)
Species Mytilus praecisus Montagu, 1803 accepted as Hiatella arctica (Linnaeus, 1767)
Species Mytilus retusus Lamarck, 1819 accepted as Mytilus edulis Linnaeus, 1758
Species Mytilus ropan Deshayes, 1836 accepted as Leiosolenus aristatus (Dillwyn, 1817)
Species Mytilus rugosus Linnaeus, 1767 accepted as Hiatella arctica (Linnaeus, 1767)
Species Mytilus sagittatus Poli, 1795 accepted as Mytilus galloprovincialis Lamarck, 1819
Species Mytilus solen Salis, 1793 accepted as Solemya togata (Poli, 1791)
Species Mytilus solitarius Williamson, 1834 accepted as Mytilus edulis Linnaeus, 1758 (synonym)
Species Mytilus spathulinus Locard, 1889 accepted as Mytilus edulis Linnaeus, 1758 (synonym)
Species Mytilus subsaxatilis Williamson, 1834 accepted as Mytilus edulis Linnaeus, 1758
Species Mytilus succineus Danilo & Sandri, 1856 accepted as Mytilus galloprovincialis Lamarck, 1819
Species Mytilus trigonus Locard, 1889 accepted as Mytilus edulis Linnaeus, 1758 (synonym)
Species Mytilus umbilicatus Pennant, 1777 accepted as Modiolus modiolus (Linnaeus, 1758)
Species Mytilus ustulatus Lamarck, 1819 accepted as Brachidontes ustulatus (Lamarck, 1819)
Species Mytilus variabilis Krauss, 1848 accepted as Brachidontes variabilis (Krauss, 1848) (declared nomen protectum by Cosel et al. (2014))
Species Mytilus vitrea Møller, 1842 accepted as Mytilus vitreus Møller, 1842 accepted as Dacrydium vitreum (Møller, 1842) (incorrect original spelling)
Species Mytilus vitreus Møller, 1842 accepted as Dacrydium vitreum (Møller, 1842) (original combination)
Species Mytilus vulgaris da Costa, 1778 accepted as Mytilus edulis Linnaeus, 1758
marine
Linnaeus, C. (1758). Systema Naturae per regna tria naturae, secundum classes, ordines, genera, species, cum characteribus, differentiis, synonymis, locis. Editio decima, reformata. Laurentius Salvius: Holmiae. ii, 824 pp., available online at http://www.biodiversitylibrary.org/item/10277#page/3/mode/1up [details]   
MolluscaBase (2018). Mytilus Linnaeus, 1758. Accessed through: Costello, M.J.; Bouchet, P.; Boxshall, G.; Arvanitidis, C.; Appeltans, W. (2018) European Register of Marine Species at: http://www.marbef.org/data/aphia.php?p=taxdetails&id=138228 on 2018-07-16
Costello, M.J.; Bouchet, P.; Boxshall, G.; Arvanitidis, C.; Appeltans, W. (2018). European Register of Marine Species. Mytilus Linnaeus, 1758. Accessed at: http://www.marbef.org/data/aphia.php?p=taxdetails&id=138228 on 2018-07-16
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original description Linnaeus, C. (1758). Systema Naturae per regna tria naturae, secundum classes, ordines, genera, species, cum characteribus, differentiis, synonymis, locis. Editio decima, reformata. Laurentius Salvius: Holmiae. ii, 824 pp., available online at http://www.biodiversitylibrary.org/item/10277#page/3/mode/1up [details]   

basis of record Gofas, S.; Le Renard, J.; Bouchet, P. (2001). Mollusca. in: Costello, M.J. et al. (eds), European Register of Marine Species: a check-list of the marine species in Europe and a bibliography of guides to their identification. Patrimoines Naturels. 50: 180-213. (look up in RoR[details]   

additional source Gosling E. (editor) (1992). The mussel Mytilus: ecology, physiology, genetics and culture. * Developments in Aquaculture and Fisheries Science, 25. Elsevier, Amsterdam. xiii + 589 pp.:  [details]   

redescription Coan, E. V.; Valentich-Scott, P. (2012). Bivalve seashells of tropical West America. Marine bivalve mollusks from Baja California to northern Peru. 2 vols, 1258 pp. [details]   
 
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