Modiolus (Modiolus) modiolus Linnaeus 1758 (mussel)

Bivalvia - Mytilida - Mytilidae

Alternative combinations: Modiola modiolus, Modiolus modiolus, Mytilus modiolus, Volsella modiola, Volsella modiolus

Belongs to Modiolus (Modiolus) according to E. V. Coan et al. 2000

See also Richards 1962, Richards et al. 1969 and Woods 1850

Sister taxa: Modiolus (Modiolus) auriculatus, Modiolus (Modiolus) carpenteri, Modiolus (Modiolus) fountainensis, Modiolus (Modiolus) imbricatus, Modiolus (Modiolus) mandannaensis, Modiolus (Modiolus) metcalfei, Modiolus (Modiolus) moralejai, Modiolus (Modiolus) paronai, Modiolus (Modiolus) radiatus, Modiolus (Modiolus) scalprum, Modiolus (Modiolus) waverliensis, Modiolus (Modiolus) willapensis

Ecology: stationary semi-infaunal suspension feeder


• Quaternary of the Bahamas (2 collections), Canada (1: Newfoundland and Labrador), Iceland (2), Ireland (1), the Netherlands (6), the United Kingdom (3), United States (7: California, Maryland, New Jersey, North Carolina, Oregon)

• Pliocene of Belgium (2), the Russian Federation (2), Spain (1), the United Kingdom (1), United States (2: North Carolina)

Total: 30 collections each including a single occurrence

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