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)