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Blue Mussel
Mytilus edulis Linnaeus, 1758

kingdom Animalia - animals »  phylum Mollusca - mollusks »  class Bivalvia - bivalves »  order Mytilida »  family Mytilidae - sea mussels »  genus Mytilus

Other names

= Common mussel
= Mediterranean Mussel

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Included taxa

Number of records: 10

subspecies Mytilus edulis abbreviatus J. B. Lamarck, 1818
subspecies Mytilus edulis aoteanus A. W. B. Powell, 1958
subspecies Mytilus edulis diegensis Coe, 1946
subspecies Mytilus edulis elegans Brown, 1827
subspecies Mytilus edulis modiolaeformis E. Bucquoy, P. Dautzenberg & G. Dollfus, 1889
subspecies Mytilus edulis obesus E. Bucquoy, P. Dautzenberg & G. Dollfus, 1889
subspecies Mytilus edulis planulatus J. B. Lamarck, 1819 - Blue mussel
subspecies Mytilus edulis retusus J. B. Lamarck, 1818
subspecies Mytilus edulis spathulinus E. A. A. Locard, 1889
subspecies Mytilus edulis uncinnatus E. Bucquoy, P. Dautzenberg & G. Dollfus, 1889

Links and literature

EN Galli C.: WMSDB - Wolrdwide Mollusc Species Data Base July 10, 2013 [http://www.bagniliggia.it/WMSD/WMSDhome....] [as Mytilus edulis Linnaeus, 1758]
Data retrieved on: 23 November 2013
IT Repetto G., Orlando F. & Arduino G. (2005): Conchiglie del Mediterraneo, Amici del Museo "Federico Eusebio", Alba, Italy [as Mytilus edulis Linné, 1758]
CZ Pfleger V. (1999): České názvy živočichů III. Měkkýši (Mollusca), Národní muzeum, (zoologické odd.), Praha, 108 pp. [as Mytilus edulis LINNÉ, 1758]
Data retrieved on: 11 November 2013
EN Petović S., Gvozdenović S., Ikica Z. (2017): An Annotated Checklist of the Marine Molluscs of the South Adriatic Sea (Montenegro) and a Comparison with Those of Neighbouring Areas, Turkish Journal of Fisheries and Aquatic Sciences 17: 921-934 [as Mytilus edulis (Linnaeus, 1758)]

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