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Noun1.mytilid - marine bivalve mollusk having a dark elongated shellmytilid - marine bivalve mollusk having a dark elongated shell; live attached to solid objects especially in intertidal zones
mussel - marine or freshwater bivalve mollusk that lives attached to rocks etc.
family Mytilidae, Mytilidae - marine mussels
edible mussel, Mytilus edulis - a mussel with a dark shell that lives attached to rocks
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Mollusks were dominant on these outcrops, and were primarily colonized by the mytilid Brachidontes purpuratus (Lamarck, 1819), but the kelp Macrocystis pyrifera (Linnaeus, 1758) was occasionally present (Fig.
We thank John Taylor (The Natural History Museum, London) for access to Chama arcana, and Peter Skelton (The Open University) for providing rudist specimens and useful advice; as well as Matty O'Toole Howes (University of Cambridge) for sharing his unpublished TGA data on mytilid prisms.
The first record of the mytilid Brachidontes virgiliae at St Lucia dates from July 1948, when it was found at the estuary mouth (Table 5).
One of the most conspicuous of these invaders is a mat-forming mytilid, Musculista senhousia (Benson in Cantor) (Crooks 1992, 1996).
These observations and the commonly observed ability of mytilid mussels to overgrow other space occupiers (Seed and Suchanek 1992) suggests it is a likely competitive dominant in this shallow subtidal community.
In concordance with other studies on mytilid bivalves (e.
fragilis and Fusconaia flava and the mytilid Geukensia demissa, and also confirm the presence of distinct mitotypes in P.