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Taxonomy
Family: Subfamily:
MYTILIDAE: MYTILINAE
Full Classification:
Mollusca (Phylum)
> Bivalvia (Class)
> Pteriomorphia (Subclass)
> Mytilida (Order)
> Mytiloidea (Superfamily)
> Mytilidae (Family)
> Mytilinae (Subfamily)
> Perna (Genus)
> canaliculus (Species)
Genus Synonyms:
=Chloromya Mörch, 1853
Synonymised Names:
=Mytilus canaliculatus Gray, 1843
=Mytilus canaliculus Gmelin, 1791
=Mytilus latus Dillwyn, 1817
=Mytilus latus Chemnitz, 1785
=Mytilus tasmanicus Tenison-Woods, 1876
Species Images: Perna canaliculus (Gmelin, 1791)
Green-Lipped Mussel, Houhora Harbour, Northland, NZ. 114mm
The common Green-Lipped mussel, on a rock at low tide, Auckland, NZ
Taxonomy
Family: Subfamily:
MYTILIDAE: MYTILINAE
Full Classification:
Mollusca (Phylum)
> Bivalvia (Class)
> Pteriomorphia (Subclass)
> Mytilida (Order)
> Mytiloidea (Superfamily)
> Mytilidae (Family)
> Mytilinae (Subfamily)
> Perna (Genus)
> canaliculus (Species)
Genus Synonyms:
=Chloromya Mörch, 1853
Synonymised Names:
=Mytilus canaliculatus Gray, 1843
=Mytilus canaliculus Gmelin, 1791
=Mytilus latus Dillwyn, 1817
=Mytilus latus Chemnitz, 1785
=Mytilus tasmanicus Tenison-Woods, 1876
Details: Perna canaliculus (Gmelin, 1791)
Size/Grows to:
Length commonly up to 160mm, with records over 240mm
Distribution:
North, South, Stewart and Chatham Islands
Geographical Range:
ACFE.
Notes:
Green Mussel, Green Lipped Mussel, Kutai, Marine, Endemic
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Key to Geographical Ranges
NZ Map showing Geographical Ranges
The symbols K.A.C.F.M.An. are used to indicate the geographical range of the species. They have been adopted to give an approximation of the range of each species within New Zealand.
K=
Kermadec Islands
A=
Aupourian - Kaipara Harbour, north around North Cape, encompassing the Three Kings Islands and south to East Cape
C=
Cookian - Lower North Island and the northern part of the South Island
F=
Forsterian - Otago, Fiordland and Stewart Island
M=
Moriorian - Chatham Islands, Pitt Island
An=
Antipodean - Subantarctic Islands of New Zealand
Fw =
Freshwater
L =
Land
N =
North Island
S =
South Island
E =
Endemic
I =
Introduced
R =
Recent
Sf =
Subfossil
Fo =
Fossil
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