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.

International Designations

Germany: 
Blaubart- oder Seemuschel
France: 
Moule méditerranéenne
Italy: 
Cozza
Portugal: 
Mexilhão do Mediterrâneo
UK: 
Mediterranean mussel
Fishing gears: 
Aquaculture
FAO code: 
MSM
Scientific name: 
Mytilus galloprovincialis
Type: 
Molluscs
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
Global production (Tons): 
103964,31
Fishing seasons: 
ENE
FEB
MAR
ABR
MAY
JUN
JUL
AGO
SEP
OCT
NOV
DIC