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 220918 show as JSON
Scientific Name
and Authority
Mytilus spp.   
CAAB category: 23 - Mollusca - non-Gastropod groups
Family: Mytilidae (mussels) - show full list
Common Name: [a mussel]
Taxon lists: Current Australian list:
Commercial species list:
Standard Fish Names List:
Habitat: Marine unspecified
Parent Codes: 23 220000     Mytilidae - undifferentiated
Child Codes: 23 220752     Mytilus edulis
23 220001     Mytilus galloprovincialis
Organism Type: a mussel
Taxon Notes:The species in this genus can be very difficult to separate morphologically. Recent genetic work has shown that there is a high degree of natural hybridisation between all species, and that there has been widespread anthropogenic translocation of species, mostly accidentally on shipping. The latter most likely dates from the earliest shipping, and is probably still ongoing. This code is provided for use when identification of a specimen to this level is sufficient, or when no further detail is a

Australian Faunal Directory (AFD)
Name status: accepted    Checked on: 2019-11-21
View at Atlas of Living Australia
Scientific Name
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Ab Rahim, E.S. Nguyen, T.T.T. Ingram, B. Riginos, C. Weston, K.J. Sherman, C.D.H., 2016. Species composition and hybridisation of mussel species (Bivalvia: Mytilidae) in Australia., Marine and Freshwater Research, Vol. 67: 1955-1963. .
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