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Mytilus edulis Linnaeus 1758 (mussel)

Bivalvia - Mytilida - Mytilidae

PaleoDB taxon number: 87571

Alternative combination: Mytilus (Mytilus) edulis

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

Sister taxa: Mytilus (Chloromya), Mytilus (Crenomytilus), Mytilus (Falcimytilus), Mytilus (Modiola), Mytilus (Mytilus), Mytilus (Pharomytilus), Mytilus (Plicatomytilus), Mytilus (Septifer), Mytilus (Tumidimytilus), Mytilus acutecarinatus, Mytilus affinis, Mytilus alpinus, Mytilus angulatus, Mytilus antiqorum, Mytilus ascia, Mytilus autissiodorensis, Mytilus beaumonti, Mytilus brewsterensis, Mytilus bussoni, Mytilus californianus, Mytilus canoasensis, Mytilus cleopatrae, Mytilus conradinus, Mytilus deperditus, Mytilus dichotomus, Mytilus edulis planulatus, Mytilus eurynota, Mytilus galloprovincialis, Mytilus glabratus, Mytilus hamiltonensis, Mytilus hamuliferus, Mytilus hannibali, Mytilus homfrayi, Mytilus humerus, Mytilus jurensis, Mytilus lamellosus, Mytilus linguatulus, Mytilus luciferus, Mytilus mabuchii, Mytilus madagascariensis, Mytilus magellanicus, Mytilus merriami, Mytilus minutus, Mytilus mooraboolensis, Mytilus muensteri, Mytilus mulleri, Mytilus multiformis, Mytilus multiradiatus, Mytilus multistriatus, Mytilus nativus, Mytilus nitens, Mytilus ochotensis, Mytilus pauperculus, Mytilus pectinatus, Mytilus pedroanus, Mytilus periscus, Mytilus pholadis, Mytilus productus, Mytilus psilonoti, Mytilus quadratus, Mytilus quenstedti, Mytilus rigaultii, Mytilus rugosus, Mytilus rugulosus, Mytilus sammamishensis, Mytilus scaphoides, Mytilus schencki, Mytilus seminummuarius, Mytilus shulapsensis, Mytilus similis, Mytilus snohomishensis, Mytilus stillaguamishensis, Mytilus stillwaterensis, Mytilus submenkeanus, Mytilus subpectinatus, Mytilus trossulus, Mytilus ursensis

Subtaxa: Mytilus edulis giganteus, Mytilus edulis ungulatus

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Ecology: stationary epifaunal suspension feeder