Guardian Nature School Team Contact Blog Project Noah Facebook Project Noah Twitter

A global community of nature enthusiasts
photographing and learning about wildlife

Join Project Noah!
nature school apple icon

Project Noah Nature School visit nature school

Mexilhão

Mytilus galloprovincialis

Description:

Invertebrates that live in intertidal areas attached to rocks and other hard substrates by strong (and somewhat elastic) thread-like structures called byssal threads, secreted by byssal glands located in the foot of the mussel.

Habitat:

Collectively they occupy both coasts of the North Atlantic (including the Mediterranean) and of the North Pacific in temperate to polar waters, as well as coasts of similar nature in the Southern Hemisphere. The distribution of the component taxa has been recently modified as a result of human activity (invasive species). The taxa can hybridise with each other, if present at the same locality.

Species ID Suggestions



Sign in to suggest organism ID

No Comments

Mary Ayumi
Spotted by
Mary Ayumi

Itanhaém, Brazil

Spotted on Feb 26, 2012
Submitted on Apr 16, 2012

Noah Guardians
Noah Sponsors

Join the Project Noah Team Join Project Noah Team