WoRMS taxon details

Mytilus trossulus 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. (2021). MolluscaBase. Mytilus trossulus Gould, 1850. Accessed through: World Register of Marine Species at: http://www.marinespecies.org/aphia.php?p=taxdetails&id=140482 on 2021-10-19
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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 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 Gofas, S.; Le Renard, J.; Bouchet, P. (2001). Mollusca. in: Costello, M.J. et al. (eds), European Register of Marine Species: a check-list of the marine species in Europe and a bibliography of guides to their identification. <em>Patrimoines Naturels.</em> 50: 180-213., available online at http://www.vliz.be/imisdocs/publications/ocrd/254404.pdf [details]   

additional source Brunel, P.; Bosse, L.; Lamarche, G. (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 p. (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]   

additional source Integrated Taxonomic Information System (ITIS). , available online at http://www.itis.gov [details]   

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 Dyntaxa. (2013). Swedish Taxonomic Database. Accessed at www.dyntaxa.se [15-01-2013]., available online at http://www.dyntaxa.se [details]   
 
 Present  Inaccurate  Introduced: alien  Containing type locality 
 

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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