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Mytilus coruscus

Mytilus coruscus
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Mollusca
Class: Bivalvia
Subclass: Heterodonta
Order: Mytiloida
Family: Mytilidae
Subfamily: Mytilinae
Genus: Mytilus
Species: M. coruscus
Binomial name
Mytilus coruscus
Gould, 1861

Mytilus coruscus, common name the Korean mussel[1][2] or the hard-shelled mussel,[3] is a species of mussel, a marine bivalve mollusc in the family Mytilidae. This species is heavily exploited as a food item via mariculture in Korea[1] and in China.[3]

Distribution and habitat

This species inhabits the coasts of the subtropical western Pacific Ocean. It is found in the Yellow Sea and the Sea of Japan, as far north as the Peter the Great Gulf.[2] This mussel generally inhabits the upper part of the sublittoral zone.[2] M. coruscus has also been found on debris near Vancouver Island, suspected to be from the 2011 Tōhoku tsunami.[4]


  1. ^ a b FAO. "National Aquaculture Sector Overview. Republic of Korea. National Aquaculture Sector Overview Fact Sheets". FAO Fisheries and Aquaculture Department. Retrieved 2011-09-21. 
  2. ^ a b c V. A. Kulikova, S. A. Lyashenko and N. K. Kolotukhina (2011) Seasonal and interannual dynamics of larval abundance of Mytilus coruscus Gould, 1861 (Bivalvia: Mytilidae) in Amursky Bay (Peter the Great Bay, Sea of Japan) Russian Journal of Marine Biology 37, 342-347 doi:10.1134/S1063074011050087
  3. ^ a b T.-J. Xu, Y.-N. Sun, Y.-T. Yuan, Z. Liao, R.-X. Wang (2010) (Mytilidae)Mytilus coruscusIsolation and characterization of polymorphic microsatellite loci in the hard-shelled mussel, Genetics and Molecular Research 9 (3)
  4. ^ Burgman, Tamsyn (22 April 2014). "Canada wary of Asian mussel that surfed to B.C. on 2011 tsunami debris". The Globe and Mail. Retrieved 2014-04-22. 
  • Huber, M. (2012). Gould, 1861"Mytilus coruscus".  

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