California Mussel

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Photo Credit: Gregory Krutzikowsky, ODFW

Overview

  • Species Common Name California Mussel
  • Species Scientific Name Mytilus californianus

Ecoregions

Special needs

California mussels occur only in rocky intertidal and shallow subtidal habitat.

Limiting factors

Larval supplies and episodic recruitment may be the principal factors affecting abundance and distribution.

Conservation actions

Monitor status of populations at index sites. Gather information to fill data gaps. Manage for sustainable harvest.