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Choromytilus chorus   (Molina, 1782)

Choro mussel

Native range | All suitable habitat | Point map | Year 2100
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Classification / Names Common names | Synonyms | CoL | ITIS | WoRMS

Bivalvia | Mytiloida | Mytilidae

Environment: milieu / climate zone / depth range / distribution range Ecology

Benthic; brackish; depth range 0 - 100 m (Ref. 356), usually 4 - 20 m (Ref. 89833).  Temperate, preferred 12°C (Ref. 107945); 7°S - 56°S, 81°W - 52°W

Distribution Countries | FAO areas | Ecosystems | Occurrences | Introductions

Southeast Pacific and Atlantic Ocean: From Pacasmayo, Peru to the Strait of Magellan and Beagle Channel including Juan Fernández Islands and to southern Brazil in the Atlantic including Falkland Islands. Introduced in the UK. Subtropical to temperate.

Length at first maturity / Size / Weight / Age

Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm Max length : 5.0 cm SL male/unsexed; (Ref. 356)

Biology     Glossary (e.g. epibenthic)

Found in bays. Found at depths of 4 to 8 m (Ref. 106875). Intertidal and subtidal sedimentary and rocky bottoms (Ref. 114788). Members of the class Bivalvia are mostly gonochoric, some are protandric hermaphrodites. Life cycle: Embryos develop into free-swimming trocophore larvae, succeeded by the bivalve veliger, resembling a miniature clam (Ref. 833).

Life cycle and mating behavior Maturity | Reproduction | Spawning | Eggs | Fecundity | Larvae

Members of the class Bivalvia are mostly gonochoric, some are protandric hermaphrodites. Life cycle: Embryos develop into free-swimming trocophore larvae, succeeded by the bivalve veliger, resembling a miniature clam.

Main reference References | Coordinator | Collaborators

SAUP Database. 2006. (Ref. 356)

IUCN Red List Status (Ref. 120744)


CITES status (Ref. 108899)

Not Evaluated

CMS (Ref. 116361)

Not Evaluated

Threat to humans

Human uses

Fisheries: commercial
FAO(Aquaculture: production; fisheries: production) | FishSource | Sea Around Us

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Internet sources

BHL | BOLD Systems | CISTI | DiscoverLife | FAO(fisheries: ; publication : search) | GenBank (genome, nucleotide) | GloBI | | Google Books | Google Scholar | Google | ispecies | PubMed | Tree of Life | Wikipedia (Go, Search) | Zoological Record

Estimates of some properties based on models

Preferred temperature (Ref. 115969): 7.5 - 20.5, mean 12.5 (based on 198 cells).
Vulnerability (Ref. 71543)
Low vulnerability (10 of 100)
Price category (Ref. 80766)
Medium