WoRMS taxon details

Modiolus modiolus (Linnaeus, 1758)

140467  (urn:lsid:marinespecies.org:taxname:140467)

accepted
Species
marine
(of Mytilus modiolus Linnaeus, 1758) Linnaeus, C. (1758). <i>Systema Naturae per regna tria naturae, secundum classes, ordines, genera, species, cum characteribus, differentiis, synonymis, locis</i>. Editio decima, reformata [10th revised edition], vol. 1: 824 pp. Laurentius Salvius: Holmiae. , available online at https://biodiversitylibrary.org/page/726886
page(s): 706 [details]  Available for editors  PDF available [request] 
Distribution The appearance of Modiolus modiolus at the Belgian coast was very doubtful according to Kerckhof (1980); in contrast with...  
Distribution The appearance of Modiolus modiolus at the Belgian coast was very doubtful according to Kerckhof (1980); in contrast with the reports of this species at the Hinder Banks. [details]

Distribution Arctic seas to New Jersey; Europe; Arctic seas to San Pedro, California  
Distribution Arctic seas to New Jersey; Europe; Arctic seas to San Pedro, California [details]
MolluscaBase eds. (2020). MolluscaBase. Modiolus modiolus (Linnaeus, 1758). Accessed through: World Register of Marine Species at: http://www.marinespecies.org/aphia.php?p=taxdetails&id=140467 on 2020-07-05
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original description  (of Modiola vulgaris J. Fleming, 1828) Fleming, J. (1828). A history of British animals, exhibiting the descriptive characters and systematical arrangement of the genera and species of quadrupeds, birds, reptiles, fishes, Mollusca, and Radiata of the United Kingdom; including the indigenous, extirpated, and extinct kinds, together with periodical and occasional visitants. <em>Edinburgh, Bell & Bradfute / London, James Duncan.</em> Pp. i-xxii, 1-565. corrigenda., available online at http://www.biodiversitylibrary.org/item/18569  [details]   

original description  (of Modiola gallica Dautzenberg, 1895) Dautzenberg, P. (1895). Description d'une nouvelle espèce de <i>Modiola</i> provenant du littoral occidental de la France. <em>Feuille des Jeunes Naturalistes.</em> 25: 97-99, plate 1., available online at https://biodiversitylibrary.org/page/42983353
page(s): 97-99; pl. 1 [details]   

original description  (of Mytilus curtus Pennant, 1777) Pennant, T. (1777). British Zoology, vol. IV. Crustacea. Mollusca. Testacea. <em>London.</em> i-viii, 1-154, Plates 1-93., available online at http://www.biodiversitylibrary.org/item/127011 [details]   

original description  (of Mytilus modiolus Linnaeus, 1758) Linnaeus, C. (1758). <i>Systema Naturae per regna tria naturae, secundum classes, ordines, genera, species, cum characteribus, differentiis, synonymis, locis</i>. Editio decima, reformata [10th revised edition], vol. 1: 824 pp. Laurentius Salvius: Holmiae. , available online at https://biodiversitylibrary.org/page/726886
page(s): 706 [details]  Available for editors  PDF available [request] 

original description  (of Mytilus umbilicatus Pennant, 1777) Pennant, T. (1777). British Zoology, vol. IV. Crustacea. Mollusca. Testacea. <em>London.</em> i-viii, 1-154, Plates 1-93., available online at http://www.biodiversitylibrary.org/item/127011 [details]   

original description  (of Modiola modiolus var. minor Cailliaud, 1865) Cailliaud F. 1865. Catalogue des Radiaires, des Annélides, des Cirrhipèdes et des Mollusques marins, terrestres et fluviatiles recueillis dans le département de la Loire-Inférieure. Nantes, Vve. Mellinet, 323 pp., 5 pl. , available online at http://www.biodiversitylibrary.org/item/43028 [details]   

original description  (of Mytilus modiolus var. ovata Jeffreys, 1864) Jeffreys J.G. (1862-1869). <i>British conchology</i>. Vol. 1: pp. cxiv + 341 [1862]. Vol. 2: pp. 479 [1864]. Vol. 3: pp. 394 [1865]. Vol. 4: pp. 487 [1867]. Vol. 5: pp. 259 [1869]. London, van Voorst. , available online at http://www.biodiversitylibrary.org/item/55187
page(s): 112 [details]   

original description  (of Mytilus curvirostratus da Costa, 1778) Da Costa, Mendes E. (1778). Historia naturalis testaceorum Britanniæ, or, the British conchology; containing the descriptions and other particulars of natural history of the shells of Great Britain and Ireland: illustrated with figures. In English and French. - Historia naturalis testaceorum Britanniæ, ou, la conchologie Britannique; contenant les descriptions & autres particularités d'histoire naturelle des coquilles de la Grande Bretagne & de l'Irlande: avec figures en taille douce. En anglois & françois., i-xii, 1-254, i-vii, [1], Pl. I-XVII. London. (Millan, White, Emsley & Robson)., available online at https://www.biodiversitylibrary.org/page/13116783
page(s): 220-221 [details]  OpenAccess publication 

original description  (of Mytilus modiolus var. gigas J. T. Marshall, 1893) Marshall J.T. (1893). Additions to 'British Conchology' [Part I]. <em>Journal of Conchology.</em> 7: 241-265., available online at http://biodiversitylibrary.org/page/31573735
page(s): 244; note: Name credited to Norman [details]   

original description  (of Mytilus modiolus var. cylindrica J. T. Marshall, 1893) Marshall J.T. (1893). Additions to 'British Conchology' [Part I]. <em>Journal of Conchology.</em> 7: 241-265., available online at http://biodiversitylibrary.org/page/31573735
page(s): 244 [details]   

original description  (of Modiola modiolus var. minor Cailliaud, 1865) Récluz C.A. (1843). Monographie du genre <i>Syndosmya</i>. <i>Revue Zoologique, par la Société Cuvierienne</i>, 6: 359-369., available online at http://biodiversitylibrary.org/page/2271434 [details]   

context source (HKRMS) Cheung, P. S. C. (1991). An intertidal survey Cape d' Aguilar, Hong Kong with special reference to the ecology of high-zoned rock pools. <em>Mphil thesis. The University of Hong Kong.</em>  [details]   

context source (Schelde) Janssen, C.R.; Ghekiere, A.; Verslycke, T.; Vincx, M.; Fockedey, N.; Rappé, K.; De Brabander, H.; Noppe, H.; Roose, P.; Monteyne, E.; Vethaak, D.; Mees, J.; Deneudt, K. (2007). Endocrine disruption in the Scheldt estuary distribution, exposure and effects (ENDIS-RISKS). <em>Final report. Belgian Science Policy: Brussels.</em> 106 pp. (look up in IMIS[details]   

context source (BeRMS 2020) Bio-environmental research group; Institute of Agricultural and Fisheries research (ILVO), Belgium; (2016): Macrobenthos monitoring in function of aggregate extraction activities in the Belgian part of the North Sea. [details]   

basis of record Gofas, S.; Le Renard, J.; Bouchet, P. (2001). Mollusca. in: Costello, M.J. et al. (eds), European Register of Marine Species: a check-list of the marine species in Europe and a bibliography of guides to their identification. <em>Patrimoines Naturels.</em> 50: 180-213. (look up in IMIS[details]   

additional source 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 Liu, J.Y. [Ruiyu] (ed.). (2008). Checklist of marine biota of China seas. <em>China Science Press.</em> 1267 pp. (look up in IMIS[details]  Available for editors  PDF available [request] 

additional source Dinesen G.E. & Bruntse G. 2001, <i>Modiolus modiolus</i> beds, pp. 33-36 <i>In</i>: Bruntse G. & Tendal O.S. (eds), Marine biological investigations and assemblages of benthic invertebrates from the Faroe Islands. Kaldbak Marine Biological Laboratory,, available online at http://www.vliz.be/imisdocs/publications/217810.pdf? [details]   

additional source Halanych K.M., Vodoti E.T., Sundberg P. & Dahlgren T.G. (2013) Phylogeography of the horse mussel <i>Modiolus modiolus</i>. <i>Journal of the Marine Biological Association of the United Kingdom</i> 93(7): 1857-1869., available online at https://doi.org/10.1017/S0025315413000404 [details]   

additional source Turgeon, D.; Quinn, J.F.; Bogan, A.E.; Coan, E.V.; Hochberg, F.G.; Lyons, W.G.; Mikkelsen, P.M.; Neves, R.J.; Roper, C.F.E.; Rosenberg, G.; Roth, B.; Scheltema, A.; Thompson, F.G.; Vecchione, M.; Williams, J.D. (1998). Common and scientific names of aquatic invertebrates from the United States and Canada: mollusks. 2nd ed. <i>American Fisheries Society Special Publication</i>, 26. American Fisheries Society: Bethesda, MD (USA). ISBN 1-888569-01-8. IX, 526 + cd-rom pp. (look up in IMIS[details]   
 
 Present  Inaccurate  Introduced: alien  Containing type locality 
 

From other sources
Dimensions reaches 5 to 15 cm in size [details]

Distribution The appearance of Modiolus modiolus at the Belgian coast was very doubtful according to Kerckhof (1980); in contrast with the reports of this species at the Hinder Banks. [details]

Distribution Arctic seas to New Jersey; Europe; Arctic seas to San Pedro, California [details]

Habitat bathyal, infralittoral and circalittoral of the Gulf and estuary [details]

Reproduction separate sexes, usually not dimorphic in shell structure; fertilization occurs within the mantle cavity anf young hatch as pelagic larvae (generalized for group) [details]
LanguageName 
Danish almindelig hestemusling  [details]
Dutch paardenmosselgewone paardenmossel  [details]
English northern horsemusselhorse-musselhorse mussel  [details]
French modiolegrande moule  [details]
German PferdemuschelGroße Miesmuschelgrose Miesmuschel  [details]
Norwegian Bokmål o-skjell  [details]
Norwegian Nynorsk o-skjel  [details]
Swedish hästmussla  [details]