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Common Mussel

Mytilus edulis Linnaeus 1758

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Mytilus edulis (Common Mussel) is a species of mussels in the family Mytilidae. This species is extinct. They are associated with freshwater habitat. They are native to The Nearctic and Atlantic Ocean. Adult Common Mussel form marine reefs. Dead Common Mussel form shallow marine sediments. They are detritivores. Individuals could grow to 215 mm. They have sexual reproduction. They have parental care (female provides care). They are sessile animals.

  • URI: http://eol.org/schema/terms/extinct
  • Definition: A taxon is Extinct when there is no reasonable doubt that the last individual has died. A \r\ntaxon is presumed Extinct when exhaustive surveys in known and/or expected habitat, \r\nat appropriate times (diurnal, seasonal, annual), throughout its historic range have failed \r\nto record an individual. Surveys should be over a time frame appropriate to the taxon’s \r\nlife cycle and life form.
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  • URI: http://purl.obolibrary.org/obo/GO_0019953
  • Definition: Capable of creating a new organism by combining the genetic material of two gametes, which may come from two parent organisms or from a single organism, in the case of self-fertilizing hermaphrodites.
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Known occurrences, collected specimens and observations of Common mussel. View this species on GBIF