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California Mussel

Mytilus californianus Conrad 1837

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Mytilus californianus (California Mussel) is a species of mussels in the family Mytilidae. They are native to Pacific Ocean. Adult California Mussel form marine reefs. Individuals can grow to 530 mm. They have sexual reproduction. They are sessile animals.

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  • URI: http://purl.obolibrary.org/obo/GO_0019953
  • Definition: Capable of creating a new organism by combining the genetic material of two gametes, which may come from two parent organisms or from a single organism, in the case of self-fertilizing hermaphrodites.
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Known occurrences, collected specimens and observations of California mussel. View this species on GBIF