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Mytilopsis leucophaeata (Conrad, 1831)

156887  (urn:lsid:marinespecies.org:taxname:156887)

accepted
Species
marine, brackish
(ofMytilus leucophaeatus Conrad, 1831) Conrad, T. A. (1831). Description of fifteen new species of Recent, and three of fossil shells, chiefly from the coast of the United States. <em>Journal of the Academy of Natural Sciences of Philadelphia.</em> 6(2): 256-268, plate 11., available online at http://biodiversitylibrary.org/page/24677674
page(s): 263-264; pl. 11 fig. 13 [details]   
Distribution Virginian, southside of Cape Cod to Cape Hatteras  
Distribution Virginian, southside of Cape Cod to Cape Hatteras [details]
MolluscaBase (2018). Mytilopsis leucophaeata (Conrad, 1831). Accessed at: http://www.molluscabase.org/aphia.php?p=taxdetails&id=156887 on 2018-12-18
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2005-05-20 11:54:45Z
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2008-05-20 06:37:52Z
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original description  (ofMytilus cochleatus Nyst, 1835) Nyst, P.-H. (1835). Mollusques. <em>Bulletins de l'Académie Royale des Sciences et Belles-Lettres de Bruxelles.</em> 2: 235-236, 1 plate., available online at http://biodiversitylibrary.org/page/2880443
note: ex Kickx, ms.  [details]   

original description  (ofMytilus leucophaeatus Conrad, 1831) Conrad, T. A. (1831). Description of fifteen new species of Recent, and three of fossil shells, chiefly from the coast of the United States. <em>Journal of the Academy of Natural Sciences of Philadelphia.</em> 6(2): 256-268, plate 11., available online at http://biodiversitylibrary.org/page/24677674
page(s): 263-264; pl. 11 fig. 13 [details]   

context source (Introduced species) Katsanevakis, S.; Bogucarskis, K.; Gatto, F.; Vandekerkhove, J.; Deriu, I.; Cardoso A.S. (2012). Building the European Alien Species Information Network (EASIN): a novel approach for the exploration of distributed alien species data. <em>BioInvasions Records.</em> 1: 235-245., available online at http://easin.jrc.ec.europa.eu [details]  Available for editors  PDF available [request] 

context source (Schelde) Maris, T.; Beauchard, O.; Van Damme, S.; Van den Bergh, E.; Wijnhoven, S.; Meire, P. (2013). Referentiematrices en Ecotoopoppervlaktes Annex bij de Evaluatiemethodiek Schelde-estuarium Studie naar “Ecotoopoppervlaktes en intactness index”. <em>Monitor Taskforce Publication Series, 2013-01. NIOZ: Yerseke.</em> 35 pp. (look up in IMIS[details]   

basis of record Huber, M. (2010). Compendium of bivalves. A full-color guide to 3,300 of the world’s marine bivalves. A status on Bivalvia after 250 years of research. Hackenheim: ConchBooks. 901 pp., 1 CD-ROM. (look up in IMIS[details]   

additional source Williams, J. D.; Butler, R. S.; Warren, G. L.; Johnson, N. A. (2014). Freshwater Mussels of Florida. <em>University of Alabama Press, Tuscaloosa.</em> 498 pp. [details]   

additional source Howells R. G., Neck R. W. & Murray H. D. (1996). Freshwater mussels of Texas. Texas Parks and Wildlife Press, Austin, Texas. pp. i-iv, 1-218. ISBN: 978-1-885-69610-6.  [details]   

additional source Pollock, L.W. (1998). A practical guide to the marine animals of northeastern North America. Rutgers University Press. New Brunswick, New Jersey & London. 367 pp., available online at http://books.google.com/books?id=i1AmT31cuR4C  [details]   

redescription Marelli, D. C. & Gray, S. 1983. Conchological redescriptions of Mytilopsis sallei and Mytilopsis leucophaeta of the brackish western Atlantic. <em>The Veliger</em> 25(3): 185-193, available online at http://biodiversitylibrary.org/page/42517063 [details]   
 
 Present  Inaccurate  Introduced: alien  Containing type locality 
 

From regional or thematic species database
Introduced species abundance in Celtic Sea (IHO Sea Area) : Rare [details]

Introduced species abundance in Dutch part of the North Sea : Common [details]

Introduced species impact in Belgian part of the North Sea : Other impact - undefined or uncertain [details]

Introduced species vector dispersal in Belgian part of the North Sea : Shipping [details]

Introduced species vector dispersal in United Kingdom part of the Celtic Sea (Marine Region) : Ships: general [details]

From other sources
Alien species The brackish water mussel or dark falsemussel Mytilopsis leucophaeata is an American species that came to Beligan regions via ships. The species typically occurs in estuaries and in Belgium it is found in the Scheldt estuary. The brackish water mussel settles in cooling systems, causing ‘biofouling’ problems in many industrial sites in Europe. The fact that this species is highly resistant to fluctuations in temperature and salinity makes it difficult to take effective countermeasures. [details]

Distribution Virginian, southside of Cape Cod to Cape Hatteras [details]
 

LanguageName 
Dutch brakwatermossel  [details]
English dark falsemusseldark false mussel [from synonym]Conrad's false muslebrackish water mussel [from synonym]  [details]
French fausse moule brune  [details]
German Brackwasser-Dreikantmuschel [from synonym]  [details]