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Mytilidae Rafinesque, 1815

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Subfamily Arcuatulinae Scarlato & Starobogatov, 1979
Subfamily Bathymodiolinae Kenk & B. R. Wilson, 1985
Subfamily Brachidontinae F. Nordsieck, 1969
Subfamily Crenellinae Gray, 1840
Subfamily Dacrydiinae Ockelmann, 1983
  » Genus Dacrydium Torell, 1859
Subfamily Lithophaginae H. Adams & A. Adams, 1857
Subfamily Modiolinae G. Termier & H. Termier, 1950
  » Genus Jolya Bourguignat, 1877
  » Genus Lioberus Dall, 1898
  » Genus Modiolatus Jousseaume, 1893
  » Genus Modiolula Sacco, 1897
  » Genus Modiolus Lamarck, 1799
  » Genus Gibbomodiola Sacco, 1898 (taxon inquirendum)
Subfamily Musculinae Iredale, 1939
Subfamily Mytilinae Rafinesque, 1815
  » Genus Mytilus Linnaeus, 1758
  » Genus Perna Philipsson, 1788
Subfamily Septiferinae Scarlato & Starobogatov, 1979
  » Genus Septifer Récluz, 1848

Subfamily [unassigned] Mytilidae (temporary name)

Genus Hippagus Lea, 1833 accepted as Crenella T. Brown, 1827 (synonym)
Genus Idasola Iredale, 1915 accepted as Idas Jeffreys, 1876 (Unnecessary replacement name for Idas Jeffreys, 1876)
Genus Modiola Lamarck, 1801 accepted as Modiolus Lamarck, 1799 (an incorrect subsequent spelling of Modiolus Lamarck, 1799)
Genus Modiolarca Gray, 1843 accepted as Musculus Röding, 1798 (synonym)
Genus Modiolarca Gray, 1842 accepted as Musculus (Modiolarca) Gray, 1842 represented as Musculus Röding, 1798
Genus Modiolaria Beck in Robert, 1838 accepted as Musculus Röding, 1798 (synonym)
Genus Musculista Yamamoto & Habe, 1958 accepted as Arcuatula Jousseaume in Lamy, 1919 (synonym)
Genus Myrina H. Adams & A. Adams, 1854 accepted as Adipicola Dautzenberg, 1927 (Invalid: junior homonym of Myrina Fabricius, 1807 [Lepidoptera]; Adipicola is a replacement name)
Genus Mytilodonta Coen, 1935 accepted as Mytilaster Monterosato, 1884
Genus Trichomusculus Iredale, 1924 accepted as Gregariella Monterosato, 1883 (junior synonym)
Genus Volsella Scopoli, 1777 accepted as Modiolus Lamarck, 1799 (invalid: suppressed by ICZN Opinion325)
marine, brackish, fresh
Not documented
MolluscaBase eds. (2021). MolluscaBase. Mytilidae Rafinesque, 1815. Accessed through: Costello, M.J.; Bouchet, P.; Boxshall, G.; Arvanitidis, C.; Appeltans, W. (2021) European Register of Marine Species at: on 2021-06-15
Costello, M.J.; Bouchet, P.; Boxshall, G.; Arvanitidis, C.; Appeltans, W. (2021). European Register of Marine Species. Mytilidae Rafinesque, 1815. Accessed at: on 2021-06-15
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context source (Bermuda) Jensen, R. H. (1997). A Checklist and Bibliography of the Marine Molluscs of Bermuda. Unp. , 547 pp [details]   

additional source Soot-Ryen T. (1955). A report on the family Mytilidae. <em>Allan Hancock Pacific Expeditions.</em> 20(1): 1-154 pls 1-20. [details]  Available for editors  PDF available 

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

additional source Morton B. (2015). Evolution and adaptive radiation in the Mytiloidea (Bivalvia): clues from the pericardial-posterior byssal retractor musculature complex. <em>Molluscan Research.</em> 35(4): 227-245., available online at [details]   

additional source Lorion, J., Kiel, S., Faure, B., Kawato, M., Ho, S. Y. M., Marshall, B., Tsuchida, S., Miyazaki, J.-I. & Fujiwara, Y. (2013). Adaptive radiation of chemosymbiotic deep-sea mussels. <em>Proceedings of the Royal Society B280: 1-9.</em>  [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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