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Mediterranean Mussel

Mytilus galloprovincialis Lamarck 1819

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Mytilus galloprovincialis (Mediterranean Mussel) is a species of mussels in the family Marine Mussels. They are native to Libya, Italy, New Zealand Exclusive Economic Zone, Algeria, Bosnia & Herzegovina, Greece, Russia, Egypt, Ukraine, Tasman Sea, Macedonia, France, Tunisia, Turkey, Romania, Morocco, Great Australian Bight, Portugal, Yugoslavia, Bulgaria, Croatia, Australia, and Spain. Adult Mediterranean Mussel form marine reefs. Dead Mediterranean Mussel form shallow marine sediments. Individuals can grow to 276 mm. They have sexual reproduction.

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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 Mediterranean mussel. View this species on GBIF