Mussel

Order: 
Mytiloida
Family: 
Mytilidae

Marine bivalve mollusc. Bivalve shell, semi-thick. Its dorsal border is angular in the central portion, while the ventral border is almost straight. Umbos are sharp and are slightly inclined. The outer surface has only concentric growth grooves and is covered with a periostracum, smooth, blackish to violet brown. Inside the hinge has 3 to 4 equal tooth, visible generally to the naked eye or with little increase. The interior is white and the edge is pearly silver blue. They reach sizes of approximately 85 mm in length.

International Designations

Germany: 
Miesmuschel
France: 
Moule du Pacifique
Italy: 
Cozza cilena
UK: 
Mussel
Fishing gears: 
Aquaculture
FAO code: 
MYC
Scientific name: 
Mytilus chilensis
Type: 
Molluscs
Fishing areas: 
Area 41: the Southwestern part of the Atlantic Ocean
Area 48: the Antarctic part of the Atlantic Ocean
Area 77: the Eastern Central part of the Pacific Ocean
Area 87: the Southeastern part of the Pacific Ocean
Global production (Tons): 
209849
Fishing seasons: 
ENE
FEB
MAR
ABR
MAY
JUN
JUL
AGO
SEP
OCT
NOV
DIC