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Musculus niger   (Gray, 1824)

black mussel

Native range | All suitable habitat | Point map | Year 2100
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Musculus niger   AquaMaps   Data sources: GBIF OBIS
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Classification
Bivalvia | Mytiloida | Mytilidae
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Main reference
Turgeon, D.D., J.F. Quinn Jr., A.E. Bogan, E.V. Coan, F.G. Hochberg, W.G. Lyons, P.M. Mikkelsen, R.J. Neves, C.F.E. Roper, G. Rosenberg, B. Roth, A. Scheltema, F.G. Thompson, M. Vecchione and J.D. Willams. 1998. (Ref. 1667)
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Size / Weight / Age
Max length : 5.8 cm DL male/unsexed; (Ref. 83435)

Environment
Benthic; depth range 0 - 150 m (Ref. 83435)

Climate / Range
Tropical

Distribution
Atlantic Ocean and Northeast Pacific.
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Biology     Glossary (e.g. epibenthic)

Maximum depth from Ref. 95344. Found in muddy gravel. Adults may form "cocoon" around its shell with its byssal threads (Ref. 95344). Members of the class Bivalvia are mostly gonochoric, some are protandric hermaphrodites. Life cycle: Embryos develop into free-swimming trocophore larvae, succeeded by the bivalve veliger, resembling a miniature clam (Ref. 833).

IUCN Red List Status (Ref. 114614)

   

CITES status (Ref. 94142)

Not Evaluated

Threat to humans




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Price category (Ref. 80766)
Medium