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A Database of Western Atlantic Marine Mollusca

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Bivalvia: : Mytiloidea: Crenellinae

Musculus discors (Linnaeus, 1767)

Range: 75°N to 41°N; 72.9°W to 0°W
Depth: 11 to 31 m (live 18 to 31 m)
Maximum Reported Size: 25  mm


Mytilus discors Linnaeus, 1767
Modiolaria discors (Linnaeus, 1767) 
Mytilus discrepans Montagu, 1803
Modiola laevigata Gray, 1824
Modiola substriata Gray, 1824
Modiolaria faba Robert, 1838
Modiolaria laevis Robert, 1838
Mytilus levigatus Stimpson, 1851
Modiolaria angustior Jeffreys, 1864
Modiolaria semilaevis Jeffreys, 1864
Modiolaria impressa Dall, 1907
Musculus olivaceus Dall, 1916
Musculus filatovae Scarlato, 1955
Musculus incurvatus Scarlato, 1960


Mytilus discors Linnaeus, 1767,
[Basis of the current name]
Range: 68°N to 41°N
References: Bernard (1983)
Combining Genera:  Modiolaria

Modiolaria angustior Jeffreys, 1864, 
References: Coan et al. (2000) s

Mytilus discrepans Montagu, 1803, 
References: Bernard (1983) s

Modiolaria faba Robert, 1838, 
References: Coan et al. (2000) s

Musculus filatovae Scarlato, 1955, 
References: Bernard (1983) s

Modiolaria impressa Dall, 1907, 
References: Coan et al. (2000) s

Musculus incurvatus Scarlato, 1960, 
References: Coan et al. (2000) s

Modiola laevigata Gray, 1824b, p. 244-245, [Chemnitz 8, pl. 86, fig. 764a-b]
Type Locality: Not stated
Range: 75°N to 66°N; 38°W to 19°W
Depth: 11 to 18 m
Maximum Reported Size: 25 mm
Distribution: Greenland: East Greenland
References: Gray (1824) M; Posselt (1896) DdNSEW; Bernard (1983) s

Modiolaria laevis Robert, 1838, 
Attributed to: Beck MS
References: Bernard (1983) s
Comments: Non J. Sowerby, 1812.

Mytilus levigata Stimpson, 1851c, p. 12, Not figured
Type Locality: Not stated
Comments: Unjustified emendation of M. laevigatus Gray, 1824.

Musculus olivaceus Dall, 1916b, 
References: Coan et al. (2000) s
Comments: Nude name in Dall (1916a).

Modiolaria semilaevis Jeffreys, 1864, 
References: Coan et al. (2000) s

Modiola laevigata var. substriata Gray, 1824b, p. 245
Type Locality: Not stated
Range: 60°N to 41.2°N; 72.9°W to 67°W
Depth: 18 to 31 m (live 18 to 31 m)
Distribution: Greenland: East Greenland; Canada: Quebec; USA: Maine, Massachusetts, Connecticut
References: Procter (1933) DdLlNSEW; Bernard (1983) s

Partial List of References

Gray, J. E. 1824. Shells A Supplement to the Appendix of Captain Parry's Voyage for the Discovery of a North-west Passage 240-246 John Murray: London.
Stimpson, W. 1851. Shells of New England  59 pp., 2 pls. Phillips, Sampson, and Company: Boston. [Stated date: 25 Nov 1851; true date: pre Dec 16.]

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