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.

Author(s) Degremont LionelORCID
Date 2018-07-08
Species Mytilus edulis (bay mussel, blue mussel, common blue mussel, common mussel, edible blue mussel)
Mytilus galloprovincialis (Galician mussel, Mediterranean mussel, Padstow mussel)
Licence CC-BY