Species under Mytilus
n= 11
Species name Common name Distribution Max. Length (cm)
Mytilus antarcticus
Barnes, 1823
Western Atlantic
Mytilus californianus
Conrad, 1837
California mussel Eastern Pacific 25.5
Mytilus chilensis
(Hupé, 1854)
Chilean mussel Southeast Pacific, Southwest Atlantic and the Antarctic 18
Mytilus desolationis
Lamy, 1936
Kerguelen mussel Pacific Ocean and Antarctic Indian Ocean
Mytilus divaricata
Gould, 1851
Northwest Pacific
Mytilus edulis
Linnaeus, 1758
Blue mussel Circumpolar 11
Mytilus galloprovincialis
Lamarck, 1819
Mediterranean mussel Northeast Atlantic, the Mediterranean and the Black Sea 16.5
Mytilus planulatus
Lamarck, 1819
New Zealand blue mussel Southwest Pacific 6
Mytilus platensis
d'Orbigny, 1842
River plata mussel Southwest Atlantic 9
Mytilus trossulus
Gould, 1850
Foolish mussel Eastern Pacific, Atlantic Ocean and the Arctic 9
Mytilus unguiculatus
Valenciennes, 1858
Far Eastern mussel Northwest Pacific 10
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