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.

International Designations

Germany: 
Miesmuschel
France: 
Moule
Italy: 
Mitilo
Portugal: 
Mexilhao
UK: 
Blue mussel
China: 
紫贻贝
Japan: 
Murasakiigai
Fishing gears: 
Aquaculture
FAO code: 
MUS
Scientific name: 
Mytilus edulis
Type: 
Molluscs
Fishing areas: 
Area 5: Europe - Inland waters
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 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
Global production (Tons): 
259225,53
Fishing seasons: 
ENE
FEB
MAR
ABR
MAY
JUN
JUL
AGO
SEP
OCT
NOV
DIC