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Mediterranean mussel

Order Mytiloida
Family Mytilidae

Marine bivalve mollusc. Equal to Mytilus edulis but separated by the following characters: a) the umbones turning downwards tending to make the basal line of the shell concave; b) the valves are higher and less angular on the upper margin and tend to grow larger; c) the mantle edge darker, becoming blue or purple.

Characteristics
FAO code
MSM
Specie
Mytilus galloprovincialis
Type
Molluscs
FAO Fishing Areas
  • Area 18: the Arctic Ocean
  • Area 27: the Northeastern part of the Atlantic Ocean
  • Area 37: the Mediterranean Sea and the Black Sea
  • Area 47: the Southeastern part of the Atlantic Ocean
  • Area 57: the Eastern part of the Indian Ocean
  • 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
  • Area 87: the Southeastern part of the Pacific Ocean
Fishing seasons
jan feb apr may jun jul aug sep oct nov dec
International denominations
Germany Blaubart- oder Seemuschel
France Moule méditerranéenne
Italy Cozza
Portugal Mexilhão do Mediterrâneo
United Kingdom Mediterranean mussel
Fishing areas
Fishing arts
Aquaculture

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