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Mytilus chilensis   (Hupé, 1854)

Chilean mussel
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Classification Common names | Synonyms | CoL | ITIS | WoRMS

Bivalvia | Mytiloida | Mytilidae

Main reference References | Biblio | Coordinator | Collaborators

Häussermann, V. and G. Försterra. 2009. (Ref. 87801)

Size / Weight / Age

Max length : 18.0 cm SL male/unsexed; (Ref. 356)

Environment

Benthic; brackish; depth range 0 - 100 m (Ref. 356)

Climate / Range

Temperate, preferred 10°C (Ref. 107945); 15°N - -90°S

Distribution Countries | FAO areas | Ecosystems | Occurrences | Introductions

Southern Pacific, Southwest Atlantic and the Antarctic.

Biology     Glossary (e.g. epibenthic)

This is an epifaunal species found on soft sandy and muddy bottoms and diverse rocky substrates including cobbles and associated with holdfasts or fronds of brown algae in inner fjords, channels and exposed areas (Ref. 87801). 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

Human uses

Fisheries: commercial
FAO(Aquaculture: production; fisheries: production) | FisheriesWiki | Sea Around Us

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Estimation of some characteristics with mathematical models

Vulnerability (Ref. 71543)
Low vulnerability (10 of 100)
Price category (Ref. 80766)
Medium