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 220751 show as JSON
Scientific Name
and Authority
Perna canaliculus    (Gmelin, 1791)
CAAB category: 23 - Mollusca - non-Gastropod groups
Family: Mytilidae (mussels) - show full taxa list or show species only taxa list
Common Name: Green Mussel
Recent Synonyms: Perna canalicula
Common Names List: green mussel
Organism Type: a mussel
Taxon Notes:This species is native to New Zealand, and is currently imported into Australia as seafood (including whole meat on shell). Previous records of this species as living in Australian waters are based on isolated specimens (pre 1950's) and shells, and there is no evidence that this species has become established and is currently living in Australian waters. This code replaces previous (interim) CAAB code 00 652002 (FISHLIST 652002).
Parent Codes
(if any)
23 220919
World Register of Marine Species accepted 2016-05-10 view at WoRMS - potential occurrences at OBIS
Habitat: Marine unspecified
Record source: Spencer, H.G. Marshall, B.A. Maxwell, P.A. Grant-Mackie, J.A. Stilwell, J.D. Willan, R.C. Campbell, H.J. Crampton, J.S. Henderson, R.A. Bradshaw, M.A. Waterhouse, J.B, Pojeta, J.Jr., 2009. Phylum Mollusca. In: Gordon, D.P., Editor, New Zealand Inventory of Biodiversity. Volume One. Kingdom Animalia. Radiata, Lophotrochozoa, Deuterostomia.: 161-254. Canterbury University Press, Christchurch, NZ 566pp.
Scientific Name
verified against
Huber, M., 2010, Compendium of Bivalves. ConchBooks, Hackenheim, Germany 901pp.

Record details

Record entered on 1-Jan-1997 00:00 by Gordon Yearsley, CSIRO Taxonomy Group - FRDC project
Record modified on 8-Sep-2014 14:44 by Karen Gowlett-Holmes
Modification description: update taxon note
Modification history:
01-OCT-1999: Code updated from interim to new systematic code (Tony Rees)
05-OCT-1999: Marketing name added (Tony Rees)
20-JUL-2000: add author (Karen Gowlett-Holmes)
13-OCT-2004: Added to Australian Fish Names List (Gordon Yearsley)
06-MAY-2013: update name (Karen Gowlett-Holmes)
 (previous species name: canaliculus)
08-SEP-2014: update taxon note (Karen Gowlett-Holmes)
 (previous species name: canalicula)
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