Different types of mussels

There exists a large range of mussel species produced or fished around the world. The main species produced are the European mussels Mytiluss edulis, the Mediterranean mussels: Mytilus galloprovencialis, the New Zealand green mussel: Perna canaliculus, the Chilean pacific mussel: Mytilus chilensis. The majority of 1.9 million tonnes of mussels consumed around the world are farmed, with less than 5% of total stock supplied by fisheries. China is the world largest producer with an annual production of around 810 000 tonnes followed by Europe 520 000 T.



Mytilus galloprovincialisMytilus edulisModiolus modiolusPerna canaliculusMytilus chilensis