Blue Mussel

Linnaeus, 1758

Mytilus edulis

Class:

Order:

Family:

Bivalvia

Mytilida

Mytilidae

Mytilidae

Image Voucher: 

ANSP 320880

Shell Information

Length (mm): 80

N/A

Chirality:

Description:

Ecological Information

Distribution:

Depth (m):

Greenland to South Carolina

200 meters

Diet:

Suspension feeder

Habitat:

Marine; Intertidal Zone

Misc. Facts

It is eaten by the Dog Whelk and the Common Dab (fish).

Citations

MolluscaBase eds. (2021). MolluscaBase. Mytilus edulis Linnaeus, 1758. Accessed through: World Register of Marine Species at: http://www.marinespecies.org/aphia.php?p=taxdetails&id=140480 on 2021-06-10

Morris, P. A. (1987). A field guide to shells: Atlantic and Gulf coasts and the West Indies (3rd ed.). Houghton Mifflin.

Jorrit H. Poelen, James D. Simons and Chris J. Mungall. (214). Global Biotic Interactions: An open infrastructure to share and analyze species-interaction datasets. Ecological Informatics. https://doi.org/1.116/j.ecoinf.214.8.5.