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Mytella charruana   (d'Orbigny, 1847)

Charrua mussel

Classification / Names Common names | Synonyms | CoL | ITIS | WoRMS

Bivalvia | Mytiloida | Mytilidae | Mytilinae

Environment / Climate / Range

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

Distribution Countries | FAO areas | Ecosystems | Occurrences | Introductions

Eastern Pacific. Introduced in the southeast USA.

Length at first maturity / Size / Weight / Age

Maturity: Lm 1.3  range ? - ? cm Max length : 5.0 cm DL male/unsexed; (Ref. 83435); 4.87 cm SHL (female)

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).

Life cycle and mating behavior Maturity | Reproduction | Spawning | Eggs | Fecundity | Larvae

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).

Main reference References | Coordinator | Collaborators

Rosenberg, G. 2009. (Ref. 83435)

IUCN Red List Status (Ref. 114614)

   

CITES status (Ref. 94142)

Not Evaluated

Threat to humans

Human uses

Fisheries: commercial
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Mass conversion

Internet sources

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Estimates of some properties based on models

Price category (Ref. 80766)
Unknown