Lithophaga lithophaga Linnaeus 1758 (mussel)

Bivalvia - Mytilida - Mytilidae

Alternative combinations: Lithophagus lithophagus, Mytilus lithophaga

Synonym: Lithodomus avitensis Mayer 1867

Belongs to Lithophaga according to L. R. Cox 1936

See also Callapez and Ferreira Soares 2000

Sister taxa: Lithophaga (Diberus), Lithophaga (Labis), Lithophaga (Lithophaga), Lithophaga (Myoforceps), Lithophaga affinis, Lithophaga aristata, Lithophaga atavus, Lithophaga conchafodentis, Lithophaga consobrina, Lithophaga cordata, Lithophaga elongata, Lithophaga fabella, Lithophaga gigantea, Lithophaga gracilis, Lithophaga inclusa, Lithophaga inflexa, Lithophaga lingua, Lithophaga lycetti, Lithophaga maikaensis, Lithophaga mucronata, Lithophaga nasuta, Lithophaga nigra, Lithophaga nuda, Lithophaga petricolides, Lithophaga petricoloides, Lithophaga praelonga, Lithophaga subalveata, Lithophaga subelliptica, Lithophaga teres, Lithophaga tubicola, Lithophaga yorkensis, Lithodomus permianus, Lithodomus australis, Lithodomus hemirhabdota, Lithodomus brevis, Lithodomus portlandicus, Lithodomus sublithophagus, Lithodomus beetzi

Ecology: stationary boring suspension feeder

Distribution:

• Quaternary of France (3 collections), Greece (1)

• Pliocene of Iran (1)

• Miocene of Algeria (11), Bulgaria (4), Cyprus (1), France (2), Hungary (1), Iran (1), Italy (3), Malta (1), Moldova (10), Morocco (6), Poland (6), Romania (1), Spain (1), Ukraine (1)

Total: 54 collections each including a single occurrence

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