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Mytilus planulatus

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Blue Mussel,Mytilus planulatus, very common at the location, forming dense beds every few meters.Bastion Point, Tamaki Drive.6_2019

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lexID:
11873 
AphiaID:
506160 
Scientific:
Mytilus planulatus 
German:
Australische Miesmuschel, Neuseeländische Miesmuschel 
English:
Australian Mussel, New Zealand Blue Mussel 
Category:
Bivalves 
Family tree:
Animalia (Kingdom) > Mollusca (Phylum) > Bivalvia (Class) > Mytilida (Order) > Mytilidae (Family) > Mytilus (Genus) > planulatus (Species) 
Initial determination:
Lamarck, 1819 
Occurrence:
Tasmanien, Australie, Nouvelle Zélande, Océan Indien, Pacifique Sud, Philippines, Thaïlande 
Sea depth:
0 - 100 Meter 
Size:
bis zu 6cm 
Temperature:
°C - 25°C 
Food:
Filter feeder 
Difficulty:
There are no reports available yet that this animal has already been kept in captivity successfully 
Offspring:
Possible to breed 
Toxicity:
Toxic hazard unknown 
Red List:
Not evaluated (NE) 
Related species at
Catalog of Life
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Publisher:
Meerwasser-Lexikon.de
Created:
Last edit:
2020-01-18 19:36:14 

Élevages

Des élevages de Mytilus planulatus sont possibles. Malheureusement il y en a pas assez pour le commerce. Si vous vous intéressez pour Mytilus planulatus demandez a votre commerçant du élevage. Si vous avez déjà Mytilus planulatus essayez vous même de faire un élevage! Vous pourriez aider au commerce et de protéger la nature.

Husbandry

Mytilus planulatus Lamarck, 1819

Mytilus planulatus forms clumps where it attaches to reefs, rocks, pillions, or moorings. The shell is a two sided symmetrical long tear drop shape which is black in colour, lightening toward the point.

The shell is often covered with other sea vegetation. Inside is a orange to cream coloured mussel with a dark lip which attaches to to the shell by a strong white muscle.

Host/prey of Cercaria praecox Walker, 1971 accepted as Oceroma praecox (Walker, 1971) Cribb, Miller, Bray & Cutmore, 2014 Feedingtype: endoparasitic, Stage: larva
Host/prey of Oceroma praecox (Walker, 1971) Cribb, Miller, Bray & Cutmore, 2014 Feedingtype: endoparasitic, Stage: larva
Host/prey of Tergestia haswelli Dollfus, 1927 Feedingtype: endoparasitic, Stage: larva

Synonymised name:
Mytilus angustanus Lamarck, 1819
Mytilus aoteanus Powell, 1958
Mytilus corneus Lamarck, 1819
Mytilus dunkeri Reeve, 1857 sensu Angas, 1867
Mytilus lacunatus Lamarck, 1819
Mytilus obscurus Dunker, 1857
Mytilus paetelianus Clessin, 1887
Mytilus ungularis Lamarck, 1819

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