Mytilidae


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Mytilidae

[mī′til·ə‚dē]
(invertebrate zoology)
A family of mussels in the bivalve order Anisomyaria.
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Na familia Mytilidae, existem diversas especies comestiveis e de importancia comercial, dentre as quais se destaca o genero Perna, sendo a especie Perna perna o maior mitilideo brasileiro (KLAPPENBACH, 1964), ocorrendo em abundancia no Brasil, do litoral do Espirito Santo ao litoral de Santa Catarina (WALLNER-KERSANACH & BIANCHINI, 2008).
It is worth noting the presence of a significant area of shallow grounds (<10 m) covered with biogenic sediments like shell debris from intertidal and subtidal Mytilidae (Mytilus chilensis) and subtidal banks of Aulacomya ater.
This refutes the hypothesis of a single M/F mitotype divergence event within the family Mytilidae predating the divergence of the Mytilus and Geukensia lineages [ILLUSTRATION FOR FIGURE 1B OMITTED].
Bathymodiolin mussels within the family Mytilidae are prominent members of deep-sea chemosynthetic communities in habitats such as hydrothermal vents and cold seeps and on sunken organic debris such as wood-and whale-falls worldwide.
Marine mussels in the family Mytilidae have a complex pattern of doubly uniparental inheritance (Zouros et al.
However, mollusk culture in Brazil is limited to a few species including the Mytilidae Perna perna, the Ostreidae Crassostrea gigas, C.
Prunum marginatum Cystiscidae Persicula interruptolineata Bullidae Bulla striata Bivalvia Arcidae Anadara brasilensis Arca imbricata Barbatia cancellaria Barbatia dominguensis Chamidae Chama florida Chama macerophylla Chama sinuosa Lucinidae Codakia orbicularis Mytilidae Lithophaga aristata Modiolus americanus Modiolus squamosus Ostreidae Ostrea equestris Anomiidae Pododesmus rudis Pectinidae Aequipecten lineolaris Argopecten nucleus Chlamys sp.
Within the Mytilidae family (~250 species), a single clade (Bathymodiolinae) includes all species living in deep-sea cold seeps, hydrothermal vents, and organic falls (Lorion et al, 2010).
During the sampling period 20 species and 2 subspecies of the Gastropoda were found, belonging to the families Planorbidae, Chilinidae, Physidae, Ancylidae, Cochliopidae, Lithogliphidae, and Ampullariidae along with 5 species of the Bivalvia of the families Corbiculidae, Sphaeridae, and Mytilidae.