Species List for Family: Mytilidae
Mollusca (Phylum) > Bivalvia (Class) > Pteriomorphia (Subclass) > Mytilida (Order) > Mytiloidea (Superfamily) > Mytilidae
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Length 120mm, Width 50mm, Blue Mussel, Marine
North, South, Stewart, Chatham, Auckland and Campbell Islands ACFMAn
Length 160mm, Width 75mm, Green Mussel, Green Lipped Mussel, Kutai, Marine, Endemic
North, South, Stewart and Chatham Islands ACFE.
Length 24mm, Height 10mm, Marine, Endemic
North of Chatham Islands. On whale skull 880-882 metres ME.
Hashimoto & Furuta, 2007
Vent Mussel, Marine
Kermadec Ridge, SSW of Tonga, Monowai Caldera, 1143 metres K
Length 316mm, Height 54mm, Giant Vent Mussel, Marine, Endemic
Submarine volcanoes, Southern Kermadec Ridge, 216-755 metres KE.
(Cosel & Marshall, 2003)
Length 200mm, Marine, Endemic
Off SE North Island, from active submarine volcanoes around 920-1205 metres. Off Cape Turnagain CE.
Length 30mm, Height 8mm, Marine, Endemic
Chatham Rise and Challenger Plateau. On whale bone from 550-1100 metres CME.
Length 178mm, Width 92mm, Marine, Endemic, Near active volcanic venting sites
Kermadec Ridge. Macauley Caldera and Giggenback volcano, 140-504 metres KE.
Length 31mm, Height 15mm, Asian Mussel, Marine, Introduced
Worldwide. Northland, New Zealand. Clustered in dense masses in muddy harbours AI.
Length 11mm, Width 5mm, Marine
North, South and Chatham Islands. Also Western Australia to New South Wales KACM
Length 45mm, Width 28mm, Nesting Mussel, Marine
North, South, Stewart and Chatham Islands. In clumps under rocks below low tide ACFM
Width 4.2mm, Height 6mm, Marine, Endemic
North Island. Three Kings Islands to Bay of Plenty AE.
Width 1.5mm, Height 2.2mm, Marine, Endemic
Off Three Kings Islands, off Northland to East Cape AFE.
Length 50mm, Height 15mm, Marine, Endemic
North and South Islands. Boring into soft rock ACFE.
Length 60mm, Width 30mm, Ribbed Mussel, Marine, Endemic
Lower North Island, South, Stewart, Chathams, Bounty, Auckland and Campbell Islands. Also off North Cape and Three Kings Islands ACFMAnE.
Length 115mm, Width 70mm, Marine
North, South Stewart, Chatham, Bounty, Auckland and Campbell Islands ACFMAn
SW Pacific, Lord Howe Island, Norfolk and Kermadec Islands K
Pilsbry, =cf. bilocularis
Kermadec Islands and North Island. Northland east coast KA
of authors not Lamarck)
Length 25mm, Height 12mm, Little Black Mussel, Marine
North, South and Stewart Island. Snares and Auckland Islands. Also Western Australia. On open coasts at low tide ACFAn
Length 35mm, Height 17mm, Marine
North, South and Chatham Islands. Also Western Australia to Queensland. Estuarine areas ACFM