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Common Mussel

Mytilus edulis Linnaeus 1758

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Mytilus edulis (Common Mussel) is a species of mussels in the family Marine Mussels. They are native to The Nearctic and Atlantic Ocean. Adult Common Mussel form marine reefs. Dead Common Mussel form shallow marine sediments. They are detritivores. Individuals can grow to 215 mm. They have sexual reproduction. They have parental care (female provides care). 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 Common mussel. View this species on GBIF