Perna (bivalve)

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Perna canaliculus, the New Zealand mussel
Scientific classification e
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Mollusca
Class: Bivalvia
Order: Mytilida
Family: Mytilidae
Genus: Perna

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Chloromya Mörch, 1853

Perna is a genus of mussels, marine bivalve molluscs in the family Mytilidae.[1]

Not to be confused with Perna Bruguière, 1789 , synonym of Isognomon Lightfoot, 1786


Species within the genus Perna include:[1]

Species brought into synonymy:


  1. ^ a b c Gofas, S. (2010). Perna Philipsson, 1788. In: Bouchet, P.; Gofas, S.; Rosenberg, G. (2010) World Marine Mollusca database. Accessed through: World Register of Marine Species at on 16 August 2012
  2. ^ Wood, Ann R.; Apte, Smita; MacAvoy, Elizabeth; Gardner, Jonathan P.A. "A molecular phylogeny of the marine mussel genus Perna (Bivalvia: Mytilidae) based on nuclear (ITS1&2) and mitochondrial (COI) DNA sequences". Molecular Phylogenetics and Evolution. 44 (2): 685–698. doi:10.1016/j.ympev.2006.12.019. PMID 17292632.

Further reading[edit]

  • Siddall S.E. 1980. A clarification of the genus Perna. Bulletin of Marine Science 30: 858-870
  • Gofas, S.; Le Renard, J.; Bouchet, P. (2001). Mollusca, in: Costello, M.J. et al. (Ed.) (2001). European register of marine species: a check-list of the marine species in Europe and a bibliography of guides to their identification. Collection Patrimoines Naturels, 50: pp. 180–213
  • Huber M. (2010) Compendium of bivalves. A full-color guide to 3,300 of the world’s marine bivalves. A status on Bivalvia after 250 years of research. Hackenheim: ConchBooks. 901 pp., 1 CD-ROM.