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Mytilidae 1 species (1 shell)

Phylum      : Mollusca
 Class       : Bivalvia 
  Subclass    : Pteriomorphia 
   Order       : Mytilida 
    Superfamily : Mytiloidea 
     Family      : Mytilidae 

Common name : mussels

Aspect : smooth shell of more or less triangular shape, pearly white on the inside, bluish black on the outside with fine concentric streaks. Hinge without teeth. Presence of filaments (byssal threads) for attachment to the substrate.

Feeding : filtration of phytoplankton and zooplankton

Environment : shallow wild benches or culture on bouchots (wooden stake used in Brittany), on longlines or in breeding table (Thau pond). All cold or temperate seas (cannot survive a temperature > 27 ° C)

Mytilus galloprovincialis Lamarck, 1819 (Subfamily Mytilinae)

Mytilus galloprovincialis : (Bouzigues)
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