Mytilus Linnaeus, 1758,

Araya, Juan Francisco, 2015, Current status of the non-indigenous molluscs in Chile, with the first record of Otala punctata (Müller, 1774) (Gastropoda: Helicidae) in the country and new records for Cornu aspersum (Müller, Journal of Natural History 49 (29), pp. 1731-1761: 1733-1734

publication ID

http://doi.org/ 10.1080/00222933.2015.1006703

persistent identifier

http://treatment.plazi.org/id/933C3E2E-FFE7-FF89-FDD3-0556FF2B504F

treatment provided by

Carolina

scientific name

Mytilus Linnaeus, 1758
status

 

Genus Mytilus Linnaeus, 1758 

Mytilus galloprovincialis Lamarck, 1819 

Description

Poppe and Goto (2000).

Distribution

Native to the Mediterranean Sea, this mussel now shows a worldwide distribution ( Westfall and Gardner 2010). In Chile, it was recorded for the first time in 2000 ( Daguin and Borsa 2000), and it has been recorded from Dichato (36°33 ʹ S, 72°56 ʹ W) to Punta Arenas (53°10 ʹ S, 70°56 ʹ W) ( Tarifeño et al. 2012).

Possible mechanism of introduction/Status

Maritime transport or unintentional introduction/established ( Daguin and Borsa 2000; Tarifeño et al. 2012).

Remarks

Invasive species, may displace native mytilid species ( Branch and Steffani 2004). EA, SA.

Kingdom

Animalia

Phylum

Mollusca

Class

Bivalvia

Order

Mytiloida

Family

Mytilidae

Loc

Mytilus Linnaeus, 1758

Araya, Juan Francisco 2015
2015
Loc

Mytilus galloprovincialis

Lamarck 1819
1819