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Codes for Australian Aquatic Biota (CAAB) Taxon Report
Animalia (kingdom) » Mollusca (phylum) » Bivalvia (class) » Mytiloida (order) » Mytilidae (family)
|CAAB Code:||23 220918|
|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|
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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. . dx.doi.org/10.1071/MF15307 doi:10.1071/MF15307|