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Blue mussel

Blue mussels produced at the Ifremer hatchery in La Tremblade. The two main species cultivated in France are Mytilus edulis, Mytilus galloprovincialis, as well as their hybrids. 

Shell color varies among mussel families from black to yellow.


Shellfish, Invertebrates, Mollusc, Mature stage, Juveniles, Genetic


Mytilus edulis (bay mussel, blue mussel, common blue mussel, common mussel, edible blue mussel)

Mytilus galloprovincialis (Galician mussel, Mediterranean mussel, Padstow mussel)


45.835556N, 45.770456S, -1.084397E, -1.208908W

How to cite
Degremont Lionel (2018). Blue mussel. Ifremer. https://image.ifremer.fr/data/00617/72906/

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