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Family MYTILIDAE Rafinesque, 1815

Compiler and date details

December 2010 - Peter U. Middelfart, Winston F. Ponder & Des Beechey, Australian Museum, Sydney, NSW, Australia


Carter et al. 2011 recognises three families – Mytilidae, Crenellidae and Septiferidae. Bieler, Carter & Coan (2010) is followed here in recognising subfamilies, six represented in Australia.


General References

Allan, J.K. 1950. Australian shells: with related animals living in the sea, in freshwater and on the land. Melbourne : Georgian House xix, 470 pp., 45 pls, 112 text figs. [289]

Beesley, P.L., Ross, G.J.B. & Wells, A. (eds) 1998. Mollusca: The Southern Synthesis. Fauna of Australia. Melbourne : CSIRO Publishing Vol. 5(Part A) pp. xvi, 1-563. [250]

Bieler, R., Carter, J.G. & Coan, E.V. 2010. Classiication of Bivalve Families. pp. 113-133 in Bouchet, P. & Rocroi, J.-P. Nomenclator of Bivalve Families; with a classiication of bivalve families by R. Bieler, J.G. Carter & E.V. Coan. Malacologia 52(2): 1-184 [116-117]

Carter, J.G., Altaba, C.R., Anderson, L.C., Araujo, R., Biakov, A.S., Bogan, A.E., Campbell, D.C., Campbell, M., Chen, J.H., Cope, J.C.W., Delvene, G., Dijkstra, H.H., Fang, Z.J., Gardner, R.N., Gavrilova, V.A., Goncharova, I.A., Harries, P.J., Hartman, J.H., Hautmann, M., et al. 2011. A synoptical classification of the Bivalvia (Mollusca). University of Kansas Paleontological Institute Paleontological Contributions 4: 1-47

Cotton, B.C. 1961. South Australian Mollusca. Pelecypoda. Adelaide : W.L. Hawes, Government Printer 363 pp. [Date published Oct: Handbook of the Flora and Fauna of South Australia Series] [117]

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, Germany : ConchBooks 901 pp., 1 CD-ROM.

Jukes-Browne, A.J. 1905. A review of the genera of the Mytilidae. Proceedings of the Malacological Society of London 6: 211-224 [211-224]

Lamprell, K. & Healy, J. 1998. Bivalves of Australia. Leiden : Backhuys Publishers Vol. 2 288 pp. [76]

Laseron, C. 1956. New South Wales Mussels - a taxonomic review of the family Mytilidae from the Peronian Zoogeographical Province. The Australian Zoologist 12(3): 263-283, figs 1-53 [263-264]

Macpherson, J.H. & Gabriel, C.J. 1962. Marine molluscs of Victoria. Melbourne : Melbourne University Press & National Museum of Victoria 475 pp. [282]

Mikkelsen, P.M. & Bieler, R. 2008. Seashells of southern Florida. Living marine mollusks of the Florida keys and adjacent regions. Princeton & Oxford : Princeton University Press 503 pp. [78-83]

Wells, F.E. & Bryce, C.W. 1986. Seashells of Western Australia. Perth : Western Australian Museum 207 pp. [150-151]

Wilson, B. 2002. A handbook to Australian seashells on seashores east to west and north to south. Sydney : Reed New Holland 185 pp. [30]


History of changes

Note that this list may be incomplete for dates prior to September 2013.
Published As part of group Action Date Action Type Compiler(s)
22-Aug-2023 BIVALVIA 22-Aug-2023 MOVED Mr Des Beechey Ingo Burghardt Ms Anouk Mututantri (AM)
23-Oct-2014 BIVALVIA 15-Oct-2014 MODIFIED ABRS
27-May-2013 27-May-2013 MODIFIED
11-Aug-2010 MODIFIED