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Blue Mussel

( Mytilus galloprovincialis )

Other names

Black Mussel, Common Mussel

How to Catch
Fast Facts
  • Are a member of the family¬†Mytilidae (saltwater mussels)
  • Can grow to 14cm in length
  • Filter feeders
  • Commonly referred to as Black Mussels
  • Found along Australia’s temperate coastlines and estuaries from NSW to WA
  • Cling to rocks, pylons and mooring lines by means of byssal threads
  • Popular target for recreational anglers
  • Commercially farmed
  • Good eating