Literature on Mytilopsis leucophaeata

Literature on Mytilopsis leucophaeata (Conrad, 1831) – the dark false mussel

Boettger, C.R. 1932. Über die Ausbreitung der Muschel Congeria cochleata Nyst in europäischen Gewässern und ihr Auftreten im Nordostseekanal. Zoologisher Anzeiger 101: 43-48.

Darr, A. and Zettler, M.L. 2000. Erstnachweis von Congeria leucophaeta (Conrad, 1831) in Mecklenburg-Vorpommern (Bivalvia: Dreissenidae). Malakologische Abhandlungen 20(19): 197-200.

Escot, C., Basanta, A., Cobo, F. and González, M.A. 2003. Sobre la presencia de Mytilopsis leucophaeta (Conrad, 1831) (Bivalvia, Dreissenacea, Dreissenidae) en el rio Guadalquivir (sur de la Peninsula Ibérica). Graellsia 59(1) : 91-94.

Fong, P.P. and Molnar, N. 2008. Norfluoxetine induces spawning and parturition in estuarine and freshwater bivalves. Bulletin of Environmental Contamination and Toxicology 81(6): 535-538.

Främmande Arter 2006. Dark false mussel (Mytilopsis leucophaeata). Factsheet available here (pdf): (accessed 5. March 2015).

Grigorovich, I.A., MacIsaac, H.J., Shadrin, N.V. and Mills, E.L. 2002. Patterns and mechanisms of aquatic invertebrate introductions in the Ponto-Caspian region. Canadian Journal of Fisheries and Aquatic Sciences 59: 1189-1208.

Laine, A.O., Mattila, J. and Lehikoinen, A. 2006. First record of the brackish water dreissenid bivalve Mytilopsis leucophaeta in the northern Baltic Sea. Aquatic Invasions 1: 38-41.

Marelli, D.C. and Gray, S. 1983. Conchological redescriptions of Mytilopsis sallei and Mytilopsis leucophaeta of the brackish western Atlantic. Veliger 25(3): 185-193.

Marelli, D.C. and Gray, S. 1985. Comments on the status of recent members of the genus Mytilopsis (Bivalvia: Dreissenidae). Malacological Review 18: 117-122.

Oliver, P.G., Holmes, A.M. and Mettam, C. 1998. Mytilopsis leucophaeta, (Conrad, 1831)[Bivalvia: Dreissenoidea]. A species new to the British fauna. Journal of Conchology 36(2): 13-18.

Pathy, D.A. and Mackie, G.L. 1993. Comparative shell morphology of Dreissena polymorpha, Mytilopsis leucophaeata, and the "quagga" mussel (Bivalvia: Dreissenidae) in North America. Canadian Journal of Zoology 71: 1012-1023.

Pilsbry, H.A. 1911. On the type of Congeria. The Nautilus 25: 95-96.

Rajagopal, S., Van der Velde and Jenner, H.A. 1997. Shell valve movement response of dark false mussel, Mytilopsis leucophaeta, to chlorination. Water Research 31(12): 3187-3190.

Rajagopal, S., Van der Gaag, M., Van der Velde, G. and Jenner, H.A. 2002. Control of brackish water fouling mussel, Mytilopsis leucophaeata (Conrad) with sodium hypochlorite. Archives of Environmental Contamination and Toxicology 43: 296-300.

Rajagopal, S., Van der Gaag, M., Van der Velde, G. and Jenner, H.A. 2005. Upper temperature tolerances of exotic brackish-water mussel, Mytilopsis leucophaeata (Conrad): An experimental study. Marine Environmental Research 60: 512-530.

Salgado-Barragán, J. and Toledano-Granados, A. 2006. The false mussel Mytilopsis adamsi Morrison, 1946 (Mollusca: Bivalvia: Dreissenidae) in the Pacific waters of Mexico: a case of biological invasion. Hydrobiologia 563: 1-7.

Siddall, S.E. 1980. Early development of Mytilopsis leucophaeata (Bivalvia: Dreissenacea). The Veliger 22(4): 378-379.

Therriault, T.W., Docker, M.F., Orlova, M.I., Heath, D.D. and MacIsaac, H.J. 2004. Molecular resolution of the family Dreissenidae (Mollusca: Bivalvia) with emphasis on Ponto-Caspian species, including first report of Mytilopsis leucophaeata in the Black Sea basin. Molecular Phylogenetics and Evolution 30: 479-489.

Verween, A., Hendrickx, F., Vincx, M. and Degraer, S. 2007. Larval presence prediction through logistic regression: an early warning system against Mytilopsis leucophaeata biofouling. Biofouling 23(1): 25-35.

Verween, A., Vincx, M. and Degraer, S. 2006. Growth patterns of Mytilopsis leucophaeata, an invasive biofouling bivalve in Europe. Biofouling 22(4): 221-231.

Verween, A., Vincx, M. and Degraer, S. 2007. The effect of temperature on the survival of Mytilopsis leucophaeata larvae (Mollusca, Bivalvia): The search for environmental limits. Journal of Experimental Marine Biology and Ecology 348: 111-120.

Verween, A., Vincx, M., Mees, J. and Degraer, S. 2005. Seasonal variability of Mytilopsis leucophaeata larvae in the harbour of Antwerp: implications for ecologically and economically sound biofouling control. Belgian Journal of Zoology 135(1): 91-93.