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Perumytilus purpuratus   (Lamarck, 1819)

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

Bivalvia | Mytiloida | Mytilidae | Mytilinae

Environment / Climate / Range Ecology

Benthic.  Temperate; 42°S - 53°S (Ref. 83435)

Distribution Countries | FAO areas | Ecosystems | Occurrences | Introductions

Southwest Atlantic and Southeast Pacific.

Length at first maturity / Size / Weight / Age

Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm

Biology     Glossary (e.g. epibenthic)

This is an edible species (Ref. 87801). Found intertidally, between or beneath rocks, in crevices or associated with other species of mussels (Ref. 87801). It is also found in forests of Macrocystis pyrifera (Ref. 92889). 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).

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

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.

Main reference References | Coordinator | Collaborators

Rosenberg, G. 2009. (Ref. 83435)

IUCN Red List Status (Ref. 115185)

CITES status (Ref. 108899)

Not Evaluated

Threat to humans

Human uses


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Price category (Ref. 80766)
Unknown