Mytilus edulis

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Synonyms for Mytilus edulis

a mussel with a dark shell that lives attached to rocks

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In the blue mussel Mytilus edulis (Linnaeus, 1758), the main spawning period is associated with decreasing gonad protein contents (Fernandez et al.
Hybridization results in high levels of sterility and restricted introgression between invasive and endemic marine blue mussels.
Lobsters were held in the field under blue mussel farms with the idea that mussels dropping off the culture lines could supply a food resource for lobster growth.
Once established on mega-rippled sands, mussels settle gregariously as do blue mussels (McGrath et al.
Considerable variation in shell morphology occurs in bivalves, including the common blue mussel, Mytilus edulis (Seed 1968, 1969), but the causes of this variation are not clean Habitat-specific differences in shell thickness in bivalves have often been attributed to either wave exposure (Williamson 1906, Coe and Fox 1942, Raubenheimer and Cook 1990), food availability (Savilov 1953, Harger 1970) or predation (Kitching et al.
Using a polymerase chain reaction (PCR) and restriction fragment length polymorphism (RFLP) approach, Rawson and Hilbish (1995a) found that two blue mussel species, M.
The blue mussel Mytilus edulis is one of the most important aquaculture species in the North Atlantic coastal regions.
9005; Astorga & Toro, 9010), other authors (Westfall & Gardner, 9010) reported that the blue mussel now found in Chile is a mix of native Southern-hemisphere and introduced Northern-hemisphere M.
Physiological response of the blue mussel Mytilus edulis to differences in food and temperature in the Gulf of Maine.
The Hoylake-West Kirby MCZ is designed to protect blue mussel beds on islands off the coast, with concer n raised over "hand picking/ bait collection and recreation.
We included five variables: shoreline sinuosity, human disturbance index, blue mussel cover and presence of periwinkles and amphipods.