mytilid


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Synonyms for mytilid

marine bivalve mollusk having a dark elongated shell

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6 m wide) in PS and wood/concrete breakwaters in RG, and small mytilid patches (B.
Davies (1980) showed that there have been many misidentifications between the three mytilid species, B.
Figure 1 presents three hypothetical trees that illustrate distinct patterns of evolutionary relationships among the M and F mitotypes for the six examined species of mytilid and unionid bivalves.
trunculus preying on various mytilid and venerid bivalves.
californianus, it remains to be seen if this explanation can be extended to other mytilid species.
The dominant non-colonial macro boring families at the study reefs are mytilid bivalves, eunicid polychaetes and aspidosiphonid sipunculans, with the bivalves considered the main internal bioeroders due to their greater body size and abundances.
Mytilid mussel taxa were collected from the Northeast (Bays 12-36) and West (Bays 94-125) coasts, including Alaska.
OA has been shown to weaken the byssus of mytilid mussels, which could increase susceptibility to predation.
Two groups of bivalves are known to live embedded within the ascidians tunic: the verticordiid Mytilimeria nuttallii Conrad, 1837 which is found in colonial ascidians in the eastern Pacific, along the coast of North America (Lambert, 2005), and the mytilid genus Modiolarca Gray, 1843 (= Musculus; Morton & Dinesen, 2011).
Differing from fresh water bivalves native to the region, this mytilid has external fertility and a planktonic larval development similar to marine mytilids (Monteiros-Ribas et al.
Sentinel bivalves included mytilid mussels, dreissenid mussels, and oysters.
canaliculus, and previous findings with other mytilid mussels (Bayne, 1973); (2) the metabolic rate during byssus attachment would be higher than during feeding; and (3) behavior, namely the amount of time the mussels spent open or closed, would vary, with proportionately more time spent open during byssus attachment and feeding than during prolonged starvation.