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Perumytilus purpuratus   (Lamarck, 1819)

purple mussel
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Classification
Bivalvia | Mytiloida | Mytilidae | Mytilinae
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Main reference
Rosenberg, G. 2009. (Ref. 83435)
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Environment
Benthic

Climate / Range
Temperate; 42°S - 53°S (Ref. 83435)

Distribution
Southwest Atlantic and Southeast Pacific.
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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).

IUCN Red List Status (Ref. 114614)

   

CITES status (Ref. 94142)

Not Evaluated

Threat to humans




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Price category (Ref. 80766)
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