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Blue mussel

Order Mytiloida
Family Mytilidae

Marine bivalve mollusc, with the shell formed by 2 similar valves of smooth edges, in the form of an irregular triangle, wider than high, and can measure up to 10 cm. It lives seized to rocks by means of the byssus filaments. The exterior color is bluish and pearly inside.

Characteristics
FAO code
MUS
Specie
Mytilus edulis
Type
Molluscs
FAO Fishing Areas
  • Area 21: the Northwestern part of the Atlantic Ocean
  • Area 27: the Northeastern part of the Atlantic Ocean
  • Area 31: the Western part of the Atlantic Ocean
  • Area 37: the Mediterranean Sea and the Black Sea
  • Area 41: the Southwestern part of the Atlantic Ocean
  • Area 5: Europe - Inland waters
  • Area 58: the Antarctic and Southern parts of the Indian Ocean
  • Area 61: the Northwestern part of the Pacific Ocean
  • Area 67: the Northeastern part of the Pacific Ocean
  • Area 71: the Western Central part of the Pacific Ocean
  • Area 77: the Eastern Central part of the Pacific Ocean
  • Area 81: the Southwestern part of the Pacific Ocean
Fishing seasons
jan feb apr may jun jul aug sep oct nov dec
International denominations
Germany Miesmuschel
China 紫贻贝
France Moule
Italy Mitilo
Portugal Mexilhao
United Kingdom Blue mussel
Japan Murasakiigai
Fishing areas
Fishing arts
Aquaculture

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