Mytilus edulis Linnaeus 1758 (mussel)

Bivalvia - Mytilida - Mytilidae

Alternative combination: Mytilus (Mytilus) edulis

Belongs to Mytilus according to E. V. Coan and P. Valentich-Scott 2012

See also Coan et al. 2000, Hertlein and Grant 1972, Kafanov and Ogasawara 2003, Richards 1962, Spencer et al. 2004, Vervoenen et al. 2000 and Woods 1850

Sister taxa: Mytilus (Crenomytilus), Mytilus (Falcimytilus), Mytilus (Modiola), Mytilus (Mytilus), Mytilus (Pharomytilus), Mytilus (Plicatomytilus), Mytilus (Tumidimytilus), Mytilus affinis, Mytilus angulatus, Mytilus antiqorum, Mytilus autissiodorensis, Mytilus beaumonti, Mytilus brewsterensis, Mytilus bussoni, Mytilus californianus, Mytilus canoasensis, Mytilus cleopatrae, Mytilus conradinus, Mytilus deperditus, Mytilus edulis planulatus, Mytilus eurynota, Mytilus galloprovincialis, Mytilus glabratus, Mytilus hamiltonensis, Mytilus homfrayi, Mytilus jurensis, Mytilus lamellosus, Mytilus linguatulus, Mytilus luciferus, Mytilus mabuchii, Mytilus madagascariensis, Mytilus magellanicus, Mytilus mooraboolensis, Mytilus muensteri, Mytilus multiformis, Mytilus nativus, Mytilus nitens, Mytilus ochotensis, Mytilus pectinatus, Mytilus periscus, Mytilus pholadis, Mytilus quadratus, Mytilus scaphoides, Mytilus schencki, Mytilus seminummuarius, Mytilus shulapsensis, Mytilus similis, Mytilus snohomishensis, Mytilus stillwaterensis, Mytilus submenkeanus, Mytilus subpectinatus, Mytilus subpygmaeus, Mytilus trossulus, Mytilus ursensis

Subtaxa: Mytilus edulis giganteus Mytilus edulis ungulatus

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Ecology: stationary epifaunal suspension feeder

Distribution:

• Quaternary of Argentina (7 collections), Belgium (1), Canada (31: Manitoba, New Brunswick, Newfoundland, Newfoundland and Labrador, Nunavut, Ontario, Quebec), Greenland (9), Iceland (5), Ireland (1), Italy (1), Morocco (5), the Netherlands (6), Poland (8), the United Kingdom (22), United States (35: Alaska, California, Delaware, Maine, Massachusetts, New Jersey, New York, Oregon, Vermont, Virginia, Washington)

• Pliocene to Pleistocene of United States (1: Washington)

• Pliocene of Belgium (5), Iceland (3), Italy (1), Japan (1), the Russian Federation (4), Spain (2), the United Kingdom (5), United States (1: California)

• Miocene of Iraq (1), the Russian Federation (1)

• Oligocene to Miocene of the Russian Federation (1)

• Oligocene of the Russian Federation (1)

• Jurassic of Germany (1), the United Kingdom (1)

Total: 160 collections each including a single occurrence

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