WoRMS taxon details

Mytilus trossulus A. Gould, 1850

140482  (urn:lsid:marinespecies.org:taxname:140482)

accepted
Species
marine
Gould, A. A. (1850). [descriptions of new species of shells from the United States Exploring Expedition]. <em>Proceedings of the Boston Society of Natural History.</em> 3: 151-156, 169–172, 214-218, 252–256, 275–278, 292–296, 309–312, 343–348., available online at http://biodiversitylibrary.org/page/8870453
page(s): 344. [details]   
Note California  
Type locality California [details]
Distribution Gulf of St. Lawrence (unspecified region), southern Gaspe waters (Baie des Chaleurs, Gaspe Bay to American, Orphan and...  
Distribution Gulf of St. Lawrence (unspecified region), southern Gaspe waters (Baie des Chaleurs, Gaspe Bay to American, Orphan and Bradelle banks; eastern boundary: Eastern Bradelle Valley), lower St. Lawrence estuary; Cobscook Bay; south to Little Machias Bay [details]
MolluscaBase eds. (2022). MolluscaBase. Mytilus trossulus A. Gould, 1850. Accessed through: World Register of Marine Species at: https://www.marinespecies.org/aphia.php?p=taxdetails&id=140482 on 2022-08-13
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original description Gould, A. A. (1850). [descriptions of new species of shells from the United States Exploring Expedition]. <em>Proceedings of the Boston Society of Natural History.</em> 3: 151-156, 169–172, 214-218, 252–256, 275–278, 292–296, 309–312, 343–348., available online at http://biodiversitylibrary.org/page/8870453
page(s): 344. [details]   

original description  (of Mytilus glomeratus A. Gould, 1851) Gould, A.A. (1851). [... descriptions of a number of California shells collected by Maj. William Rich and Lieut. Thomas P. Green, United States Navy ...]. <em>Proceedings of the Boston Society of Natural History.</em> 4 (4): 87-93., available online at https://www.biodiversitylibrary.org/page/8870797
page(s): 92. [details]   

original description  (of Mytilus edulis kussakini Scarlato & Starobogatov, 1979) Scarlato O.A. & Starobogatov Y.I. (1979). The systematic position and distribution of mussels. In: Commercial bivalve molluscan mussels and their role in the ecosystem (Scarlato O., ed.) [in russian]. <i>* Zoological Institute of the Soviet Academy of Sciences p. 106-111</i>:  [details]   

basis of record Gittenberger, A. & Gittenberger, E. (2021). Polytypic <i>Mytilus edulis</i>, with a name for the Baltic subspecies (Bivalvia: Mytilidae). <em>Basteria.</em> 85(2): 116-125.
page(s): 121, figs 14-15 [details]   

additional source Iwasaki, K.; Ishida, S.; Baba, T.; Kuwahara, Y. (2017). Records of Mytilus trossulus (Bivalvia: Mytilidae) and Its Possible. Distribution along the Northern and Central. Japan Sea Coast of Honshu Island. <em>Venus (Journal of the Malacological Society of Japan).</em> 75 (1-4): 67-81. [details]  Available for editors  PDF available [request] 

additional source Huber, M. (2010). Compendium of bivalves. A full-color guide to 3,300 of the world's marine bivalves. A status on Bivalvia after 250 years of research. Hackenheim: ConchBooks. 901 pp., 1 CD-ROM. (look up in IMIS[details]   

additional source Brunel, P., L. Bosse & G. Lamarche. (1998). Catalogue of the marine invertebrates of the estuary and Gulf of St. Lawrence. <em>Canadian Special Publication of Fisheries and Aquatic Sciences, 126.</em> 405 pp. (look up in IMIS[details]  Available for editors  PDF available [request] 

additional source Rawson, P. D.; Hayhurst, S.; Vanscoyoc, B. (2001). Species composition of blue mussel in the northeastern Gulf of Maine. <em>Journal of Shellfish Research.</em> (1): 31-38. [details]   
 
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From editor or global species database
Type locality California [details]

From other sources
Diet plankton [details]

Dimensions generally 6-10 cm long, 3-5 cm high [details]

Distribution Gulf of St. Lawrence (unspecified region), southern Gaspe waters (Baie des Chaleurs, Gaspe Bay to American, Orphan and Bradelle banks; eastern boundary: Eastern Bradelle Valley), lower St. Lawrence estuary; Cobscook Bay; south to Little Machias Bay [details]

Habitat intertidal and infralittoral of Gulf and estuary; common in rocky intertidal to 40 m, also found on docks, pilings, floats, and gravel [details]

Importance coexists and hybridizes with M. edulis; M. trossulus is less desirable for aquaculture and a limiting factor in mussel farm production [details]

Predators sea stars, gastropods, crabs, fish, seabirds [details]

Reproduction late spring to early autumn; settle in 5-7 wk [details]
LanguageName 
English Pacific blue musselNorthern blue musselnorthern bay musselfoolish mussel  [details]
German Pazifische Miesmuschel  [details]
Japanese キタノムラサキイガイ  [details]
Russian Мидия тихоокеанская  [details]
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