Greenshell mussel

Order: 
Mytiloida
Family: 
Mytilidae

Marine bivalve mollusc. Shell up to 260 mm long, 110 mm wide and 90 mm deep. More elongated and curved than Mytilus edulis. Shell colour of juveniles bright green, wild adults often dark purple to black; farmed adults green to yellow-brown, often with brown stripes radiating from the umbo or brown spots. Inside of shell milky white and slightly iridescent. All specimens possess distinctive green lip along inside margin of shell.

International Designations

Germany: 
Neuseeland-Miesmuschel
France: 
Moule verte de Nouvelle Zélande
Italy: 
Mitilo della Nueva Zelanda
Portugal: 
Mexilhão verde da N. Zelandia
UK: 
Greenshell mussel
Fishing gears: 
Aquaculture
FAO code: 
MUZ
Scientific name: 
Perna canaliculus
Type: 
Molluscs
Fishing areas: 
Area 81: the Southwestern part of the Pacific Ocean
Global production (Tons): 
76811
Fishing seasons: 
ENE
FEB
MAR
ABR
MAY
JUN
JUL
AGO
SEP
OCT
NOV
DIC