Higher Classification: > Kingdom Animalia > Phylum Mollusca > Class Bivalvia > Subclass Heterodonta > Infraclass Euheterodonta > Order Veneroida > Superfamily Dreissenoidea > Family Dreissenidae > Genus Mytilopsis

Mytilopsis leucophaeata (Conrad, 1831)

Rank: Species
Taxon Status: accepted

Original genus

Mytilus Linnaeus, 1758

Relationships towards this taxon

Genus group names

MytilopsisConrad, 1857accepted genus name

Species group names

Mytilus leucophaeatus Conrad, 1831 basionym
Mytilus leucophaeata Conrad, 1831 objective synonym
Congeria leucophaeta (Conrad, 1831) synonym
Mytilus leucophaeatus Conrad, 1831 synonym

Vernaculars (+) (-)

 Dutch: brakwatermossel
 English: Conrad's false musle; dark falsemussel sources: Dewarumez, J.-M.; Gévaert, F.; Massé, C.; Foveau, A.; Desroy, N.; Grulois, D. (2011). Les espèces marines animales et végétales introduites dans le bassin Artois-Picardie . UMR CNRS 8187 LOG/Agence de l’Eau Artois-Picardie: Douai. 138 pp.;North-West Atlantic Ocean species (NWARMS)
 French: fausse moule brune


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.

additional source

ITIS database

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.

additional source

Streftaris, N.; Zenetos, A.; Papathanassiou, E. (2005). Globalisation in marine ecosystems: the story of non-indigenous marine species across European seas. Oceanogr. Mar. Biol. Ann. Rev. 43: 419-453

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





External Links

GenBank (22 nucleotides; 15 proteins)
USNM Invertebrate Zoology Mollusca Collection
USNM Invertebrate Zoology Mollusca Collection
Delivering Alien Invasive Species Inventories for Europe (DAISIE)
Global invasive species database - Mytilopsis leucophaeata
Biodiversity Heritage Library (6 publications)
Barcode of Life (2 barcodes)


Rosenberg, G.; Gofas, S. (2014). Mytilopsis leucophaeata (Conrad, 1831). 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:156887

Dr Rafael Araujo. Mytilopsis leucophaeata (Conrad, 1831). Accessed through: Fauna Europaea at http://www.faunaeur.org/full_results.php?id=337882




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