CAAB - Codes for Australian Aquatic Biota - Taxon report

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CAAB Taxon Report

Animalia (kingdom)  »  Mollusca (phylum)  »  Bivalvia (class)  »  Mytiloida (order)  »  Mytilidae (family)

CAAB Code: 23 220081 show as JSON
Scientific Name
and Authority
Brachidontes ustulatus    (Lamarck, 1819)
CAAB category: 23 - Mollusca - non-Gastropod groups
Family: Mytilidae (mussels) - show full taxa list or show species only taxa list
Common Name: [a mussel]
Organism Type: a mussel
Scientific Name Notes:This is the earliest name for this species, but Brachidontes pharaonis (Fischer, 1870) has been widely used, and may be the valid name under ICZN rules. Here, we follow WoRMS in retaining B. ustulatus until the taxonomy is clarified by further study and/or a case before the ICZN.
World Register of Marine Species accepted 2016-05-10 view at WoRMS - potential occurrences at OBIS
Habitat: Marine unspecified
Record source: Wells, F.E. Bryce, C.W., 1988, Seashells of Western Australia (revised edition). Western Australian Museum, Perth
Scientific Name
verified against
Huber, M., 2010, Compendium of Bivalves. ConchBooks, Hackenheim, Germany 901pp.

Record details

Record entered on 13-Feb-2014 08:29 by Karen Gowlett-Holmes
Record modified on 13-Feb-2014 12:04 by Karen Gowlett-Holmes
Modification description: update reference
Modification history:
13-FEB-2014: created (Karen Gowlett-Holmes)
13-FEB-2014: update reference (Karen Gowlett-Holmes)
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