family Mytilidae


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Noun1.family Mytilidae - marine mussels
mollusk family - a family of mollusks
genus Mytilus, Mytilus - type genus of the family Mytilidae: smooth-shelled marine mussels
marine mussel, mytilid - marine bivalve mollusk having a dark elongated shell; live attached to solid objects especially in intertidal zones
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The family Mytilidae is an important group within the benthic marine bivalves, with a wide cosmopolitan geographical distribution (Bayne, 1976; Aldea & Valdovinos, 2005).
Among mollusks, the taxonomic family Mytilidae has been used in temperate areas to monitor levels of Hg in coastal waters; specifically, Mytilus galloprovincialis and Mytilus edulis [4-6].
The exceptional mitochondrial DNA system of the mussel family Mytilidae. Genes Genet.
The golden mussel Limnoperna fortunei (Dunker, 1857) is a medium-sized bivalve mollusk belonging to the family Mytilidae (Darrigran & Damborenea, 2006).
Green-lipped mussel, Pernaviridis belongs to family Mytilidae. They prefer coastal estuarine area with depth less than 10m and were able to live up to 3 years [18].
The lack of tidal rhythmicity is also not entirely unexpected, given that Mytilus edulis, a close relative of Perna canaliculus (sister genera within the family Mytilidae), does not show signs of tidal rhythmicity, but displays very strong diurnal rhythmicity (Robson et al., 2010).