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Species details
Internal ID101
Common nameMediterranean mussel
Scientific NameMytilus galloprovincialis
Scientific NameMytilus galloprovincialis
Scientific Name acceptedMytilus galloprovincialis
Aphia ID140481
Aphia ID accepted140481
High GroupMollusc
Tax info classBivalvia
Tax info phylumMollusca
Tax info phylum sourcehttp://www.marinespecies.org/aphia.php?p=taxdetails&id=140481
GroupMollusc
Tax info familyMyidae
Tax info orderMyida
Arctic regionCanada (Port of Churchill); Svalbard; Iceland
Geographical range area sourcehttps://www.researchgate.net/publication/305152282_Early_detection_of_aquatic_invaders_using_metabarcoding_reveals_a_high_number_of_non-indigenous_species_in_Canadian_ports; https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC5192891/pdf/EVA-10-39.pdf
Match typeexact
Invasion details
VectorBallast water
Vector introductionBallast water
Vector introduction sourcehttps://www.researchgate.net/publication/305152282_Early_detection_of_aquatic_invaders_using_metabarcoding_reveals_a_high_number_of_non-indigenous_species_in_Canadian_ports
Impact indicatorsmultiple species impact; ecosystem engineer - creator of novel habitat; effect on aquaculture
Impact indicators sourcehttp://invasions.si.edu/nemesis/browseDB/SpeciesSummary.jsp?TSN=-64
References
Reference 1Brown et al. 2016
Reference 2Smedegaard Mathiesen et al. 2016
Status (observations from GBIF database)
Svalbard
established