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Bivalvia: : Mytiloidea: Lithophaginae

Lithophaga aristata (Dillwyn, 1817)

Range: 34°N to 18°N; 97°W to 61°W
Depth: 1 to 165 m (live 1 to 1 m)
Maximum Reported Size: 52  mm


Mytilus curviroster Schroter, 1787
Mytilus striatus J. Sowerby, 1807
Myoforceps aristata (Dillwyn, 1817) 
Mytilus aristatus Dillwyn, 1817
Modiola caudigera Lamarck, 1819
Lithophagus caudatus Gray, 1827
Mytilus ropan Deshayes, 1836
Lithophagus gracilior Carpenter, 1856
Lithophagus tumidior Carpenter, 1856
Lithophagus calyculatus Carpenter, 1857
Dactylus carpenteri M÷rch, 1861
Lithophagus forficata (Ravenel, 1861) 
Lithodomus forficata Ravenel, 1861
Modiola excavata Folin, 1867
Lithodomus bipenniferus Guppy, 1877


Mytilus aristatus Dillwyn, 1817, p. 303-304, [Adanson 1757, pl. 19, fig. 2; Enc. Meth. pl. 221, fig. 8; Lin. Trans. viii, pl. 6, fig. 2]
[Basis of the current name]
Attributed to: Solander MS
Type Locality: Senegal
Range: 34°N to 18°N; 97°W to 61°W
Depth: 1 to 165 m (live 1 m)
Maximum Reported Size: 52 mm
Distribution: USA: North Carolina, Florida: East Florida, West Florida, Florida Keys, Dry Tortugas; USA: Texas; Mexico: Quintana Roo
References: Turner & Boss (1962) DNSEWM; Reed & Mikkelsen (1987); Valentich-Scott & Dinesen (2004) dLl
Comments: Introduced in Rio de Janeiro and Sao Paulo, Brazil according to Simone & Gonšalves (2006a).
Combining Genera:  Myoforceps

Lithodomus bipenniferus Guppy, 1877, 

Lithophagus calyculatus Carpenter, 1857, 

Dactylus carpenteri M÷rch, 1861, 

Lithophagus caudatus Gray, 1827, 

Modiola caudigera Lamarck, 1819, 

Mytilus curviroster Schroter, 1787, 
[Not available]
Comments: Non-binominal?

Modiola excavata Folin, 1867, 
References: Mikkelsen (2005, 26 Oct.) s

Lithodomus forficata Ravenel, 1861, 
Combining Genera:  Lithophagus

Lithophagus gracilior Carpenter, 1856, 

Mytilus ropan Deshayes, 1836, 

Mytilus striatus J. Sowerby, 1807, 
References: Mikkelsen (2005, 26 Oct.) s
Comments: Non Montagu, 1803.

Lithophagus tumidior Carpenter, 1856, 

Partial List of References

Dillwyn, L. W. 1817. A descriptive catalogue of recent shells A Descriptive Catalogue of Recent Shells 1-2 xii + 1-580; [iv] + 581-1121. John and Arthur Arch: Cornhill.

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