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Mytella charruana   (d'Orbigny, 1847)

Charrua mussel

Classification
Bivalvia | Mytiloida | Mytilidae | Mytilinae
Common names | Synonyms | CoL | ITIS | WoRMS

Main reference
Rosenberg, G. 2009. (Ref. 83435)
References | Biblio | Coordinator | Collaborators

Size / Weight / Age
Max length : 5.0 cm DL male/unsexed; (Ref. 83435); 4.87 cm SHL (female)

Environment
Benthic; brackish

Climate / Range
Tropical; 6°C - 30°C (Ref. 104793); 29°N - 41°S, 116°W - 46°W (Ref. 83435)

Distribution
Eastern Pacific. Introduced in the southeast USA.
Countries | FAO areas | Ecosystems | Occurrences | Introductions

Biology     Glossary (e.g. epibenthic)

Female max length from Ref. 104793. Typically found in lagoons (Ref. 101609) and mudflats (Ref. 104224). Tightly attached to a variety of naturally submerged and intertidal substrates such as oyster shells, water intake pipes, wood pilings, driftwood (Ref. 101609), floating docks, and boat hulls (Ref. 104224). Suspension feeder (Ref. 101609). In general, suspension feeding bivalves mainly depend on phytoplankton and detritus material for nutrition (Ref. 107088). Life cycle: Embryos develop into free-swimming trocophore larvae, succeeded by the bivalve veliger, resembling a miniature clam (Ref. 833). Sex reversal was observed under certain food conditions (Ref. 104793).

IUCN Red List Status (Ref. 114614)

   

CITES status (Ref. 94142)

Not Evaluated

Threat to humans




Human uses
Fisheries: commercial
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References
Mass conversion

Internet sources
BHL | BOLD Systems | Check for other websites | Check FishWatcher | CISTI | DiscoverLife | FAO(Publication : search) | GenBank (genome, nucleotide) | GOBASE | Google Books | Google Scholar | Google | ispecies | National databases | PubMed | Scirus | FishBase | Tree of Life | uBio | uBio RSS | Wikipedia (Go, Search) | Zoological Record

Estimation of some characteristics with mathematical models

Price category (Ref. 80766)
Unknown