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Taxonavigation: Mytiloidea 

Superregnum: Eukaryota
Regnum: Animalia
Phylum: Mollusca
Classis: Bivalvia
Subclassis: Pteriomorphia
Ordo: Mytilida
Superfamilia: Mytiloidea

Familia: Mytilidae
Subfamilia: Modiolinae
Genus: Gigantidas
Species: G. gladius – G. horikoshii – †G. coseli


  • Gigantidas von Cosel & Marshall, 2003
    • Original status: valid genus
    • Gender: masculine
    • Type species: Gigantidas gladius von Cosel & Marshall, 2003, by original designation [and monotypy]


  • Cosel, R. von; Marshall, B.A. 2003: Two new species of large mussels (Bivalvia: Mytilidae) from active submarine volcanoes and a cold seep off the eastern North Island of New Zealand, with description of a new genus. Nautilus 117(2): 31-46. BHL Reference page
  • Hashimoto, J.; Yamane, T. 2005: A new species of Gigantidas (Bivalvia: Mytilidae) from a vent site on the Kaikata Seamount southwest of the Ogasawara (Bonin) Islands, southern Japan. Venus (Tokyo), 64: 1–10. ISSN: 1348-2955 Abstract [not seen]
  • Saether, K.P. et al. 2010: New fossil mussels (Bivalvia: Mytilidae) from Miocene hydrocarbon seep deposits, North Island, New Zealand, with general remarks on vent and seep mussels. Zootaxa, 2577: 1–45. Preview PDF