Higher Classification: > Kingdom Animalia > Phylum Mollusca > Class Bivalvia > Subclass Pteriomorphia > Order Mytiloida > Superfamily Mytiloidea > Family Mytilidae > Genus Perna

Perna perna (Linnaeus, 1758)

Rank: Species
Taxon Status: accepted

Relationships towards this taxon

Genus group names

PernaPhilipsson, 1788accepted genus name

Species group names

Mya perna Linnaeus, 1758 basionym
Mya perna Linnaeus, 1758 synonym
Mytilus afer Gmelin, 1791 synonym
Mytilus africanus Chemnitz, 1785 synonym
Mytilus africanus var. mauretanica Pallary, 1900 synonym
Mytilus irisans Jousseaume, 1888 synonym
Mytilus pictus Born, 1778 synonym

Vernaculars (+) (-)

 English: brown mussel


basis of record

Gofas, S.; Le Renard, J.; Bouchet, P. (2001). Mollusca, in: Costello, M.J. et al. (Ed.) (2001). European register of marine species: a check-list of the marine species in Europe and a bibliography of guides to their identification. Collection Patrimoines Naturels, 50: pp. 180-213

additional source

Branch, G.M. et al. (2002). Two Oceans. 5th impression. David Philip, Cate Town & Johannesburg.

additional source

Ardovini, R.; Cossignani, T. (2004). West African seashells (including Azores, Madeira and Canary Is.) = Conchiglie dell'Africa Occidentale (incluse Azzorre, Madeira e Canarie). English-Italian edition. L'Informatore Piceno: Ancona, Italy. ISBN 88-86070-11-X. 319 pp.

additional source

Turgeon, D. D., W. G. Lyons, P. Mikkelsen, G. Rosenberg, and F. Moretzsohn. 2009. Bivalvia (Mollusca) of the Gulf of Mexico, Pp. 711–744 in Felder, D.L. and D.K. Camp (eds.), Gulf of Mexico–Origins, Waters, and Biota. Biodiversity. Texas A&M Press, Colleg

additional source

Zamouri-Langar, N.; Chouba, L.; Ajjabi Chebil, L.; Mrabet, R.; El Abed, A. (2011). Les coquillages bivalves des côtes tunisiennes. Institut National des Sciences et Technologies de la Mer: Salammbô. ISBN 978-9938-9512-0-2. 128 pp.

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.

status source

Wood A.R., Apte S., MacAvoy E.S. & Gardner J.P.A. (2007) A molecular phylogeny of the marine mussel genus Perna (Bivalvia: Mytilidae) based on nuclear (ITS1&2) and mitochondrial (COI) DNA sequences. Molecular Phylogenetics and Evolution 44(2): 685-698.





External Links

GenBank (602 nucleotides; 356 proteins)
Barcode of Life (34 barcodes)
Biodiversity Heritage Library (20 publications)


Huber, M.; Gofas, S. (2014). Perna perna. In: Costello, M.J.; Bouchet, P.; Boxshall, G.; Arvantidis, C.; Appeltans, W. (2014) European Register of Marine Species, accessed through PESI at http://www.eu-nomen.eu/portal/taxon.php?GUID=urn:lsid:marinespecies.org:taxname:140483




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