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Modiolus (genus)

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Kingdom  Animalia
Class  Bivalvia
Family  Mytilidae
Phylum  Mollusca
Order  Ostreoida
Genus  Arcuatula
Modiolus (genus)

Modiolus, the horsemussels, are a genus of medium-sized marine bivalve molluscs in the family Mytilidae.

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Fossil record

Fossils of species within this very ancient genus can be found in sediments from the Devonian period to recent (age range: 409.1 to 0.0 Ma).

Species

Species within the genus Modiolus include:

  • Modiolus adriaticus (Lamarck, 1819)
  • Modiolus albicostus (Lamarck, 1819)
  • Modiolus americanus (Leach, 1815) - tulip mussel
  • Modiolus areolatus (Gould, 1850)
  • Modiolus auriculatus (Krauss, 1848)
  • Modiolus aurum Osorio Ruiz, 1979
  • Modiolus barbatus (Linnaeus, 1758) - bearded horsemussel
  • Modiolus capax (Conrad, 1837) - fat horsemussel
  • Modiolus carpenteri (Soot-Ryen, 1963) - California horsemussel
  • Modiolus carvalhoi Klappenbach, 1966
  • Modiolus cecillii (Philippi, 1847)
  • Modiolus comptus (G. B. Sowerby III, 1915)
  • Modiolus demissus
  • Modiolus eiseni (Strong and Hertlein, 1937) - eisen horsemussel
  • Modiolus ficoides Macsotay & Campos, 2001
  • Modiolus gallicus (Dautzenberg, 1895)
  • Modiolus gubernaculum (Dunker, 1856)
  • Modiolus kurilensis F. R. Bernard, 1983
  • Modiolus lulat (Dautzenberg, 1891)
  • Modiolus margaritaceus (Nomura & Hatai, 1940)
  • Modiolus matris Pilsbry, 1921
  • Modiolus modiolus (Linnaeus, 1758) - northern horsemussel
  • Modiolus modulaides (Röding, 1798)
  • Modiolus neglectus (Soot-Ryen, 1955) - neglected horsemussel
  • Modiolus nicklesi Ockelmann, 1983
  • Modiolus nipponicus (Oyama, 1950)
  • Modiolus patagonicus (d'Orbigny, 1842)
  • Modiolus penetectus (Verco, 1907)
  • Modiolus peronianus Laseron, 1956
  • Modiolus phaseolinus
  • Modiolus philippinarum (Hanley, 1843)
  • Modiolus plumescens (Dunker, 1868)
  • Modiolus rectus (Conrad, 1837) - straight horsemussel
  • Modiolus rumphii (Philippi, 1847)
  • Modiolus sacculifer (S. S. Berry, 1953) - bag horsemussel
  • Modiolus squamosus Beauperthuy, 1967
  • Modiolus stultorum (Jousseaume, 1893)
  • Modiolus traillii (Reeve, 1857)
  • Modiolus tumbezensis Pilsbry & Olsson, 1935
  • Modiolus verdensis Cosel, 1995
  • References

    Modiolus (genus) Wikipedia


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