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The Freshwater Mussels (Unionoida) of the World (and other less consequential bivalves)

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This page documents data for Soot-Ryen (1955), such as genera and species attributed to that publication (including known misspellings, misidentifications, and other unavailable names) as well as taxonomic opinions, if available. Taxonomic opinions refer to uses of genera and species as valid and invalid in that work.

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Publication information

Soot-Ryen, T. 1955. A report on the family Mytilidae (Pelecypoda). Allan Hancock Pacific Expeditions 20: 1-261.

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Attributed Genus Names

Mytella Soot-Ryen, 1955
Soot-Ryen, 1955, Hancock Pac. Exped. 20: 47.
Type species: Modiola guyanensis Lamarck, 1819 (orig. desig.) = Mytella guyanensis

Attributed Species Names

Mytella speciosa Soot-Ryen, 1955
Soot-Ryen, 1955, Hancock Pac. Exped. 20: 52, pl. 5, fig. 25.
(misidentified reference to Modiola speciosa Reeve, 1857)

Taxonomic Opinions

Mytella falcata (Orbigny, 1846)
+ Mytilus strigatus Hanley, 1843
+ Mytilus charruanus d’Orbigny, 1846
+ Modiolus arciformis Dall, 1909

Mytella guyanensis (Lamarck, 1819)
+ Modiola sinuosa King & Broderip, 1832
+ Modiola brasiliensis var. mutabilis Carpenter, 1857

Mytella speciosa (Reeve, 1857)
+ Modiolus tumbezensis Pilsbry & Olsson, 1935

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