Clearly a complete analysis of spatial dominance depends on knowing the rates of growth, mortality and recruitment, yet there are few studies that provide good estimates of these processes even though a vast literature on the biology of Mytilus edulis
Hunt and Scheibling (1998) documented that juveniles (<5 mm SL) of Nucella lapillus (Muricidae) are potentially important for limiting mussel recruitment (Mytilus trossulus and Mytilus edulis
, Mytilidae) on a rocky shore in Nova Scotia (Canada) due to their ability to forage a broad size range of recently settled mussels (up to 22 mm SL) with relatively high feeding rates.
Mytilus chilensis is more closely related to Mytilus edulis
We chose the blue mussel, Mytilus edulis
, because this species is capable of qualitative particle selection (Cucci et al.
, originally described by Linnaeus, occupies temperate cold-water areas of Europe and North America (McDonald et al.
For example, for Mytilus edulis
the neuronal vesicles were described as small granular, large granular, large opaque, and pleomorphic vesicles, with variations (Vitellaro-Zuccarello et al.
A multiple biomarker approach to investigate the effects of copper on the marine bivalve mollusc, Mytilus edulis
Hasta el ano 2015 se han identificado 155 secuencia de nucleotidos de MTs o proteinas relacionadas que corresponden a 38 especies de bivalvos, siendo las cuatro especies mas estudiadas: Crassostrea virginica, Mytilus edulis
, Crassostrea gigas y Perna viridis (Fig.
In the closely related mussel Mytilus edulis
, large mussels produce more gametes, contributing proportionally more to the overall production of larvae that seed local populations than do relatively small individuals (Bayne et al.
Thompson RJ (1984) The reproductive cycle and physiological ecology of the mussel Mytilus edulis
in a subarctic, non-estuarine environment.
Of those, the most represented are Osilinus lineatus (Da Costa, 1778), Stramonita haemastoma (Linnaeus, 1767), Mytilus edulis
(Linnaeus, 1758), Pecten maximus (Linnaeus, 1758), Aeanthocardia sp.
Feeding and digestion by the mussel Mytilus edulis