E-Fauna BC: Electronic Atlas of the Wildlife of British Columbia

Mytilus californianus Conrad, 1837
California Mussel
Family: Mytilidae
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© Aaron Baldwin  Email the photographer   (Photo ID #2203)

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Distribution of Mytilus californianus in British Columbia
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The California Mussel is a marine bivalve species found along the Pacific Coast of North America from Cook Inlet, Alaska to Baja California (Harbo 2001). It is found on "surf-exposed rocks and wharves from the intertidal zon to 100m" (Harbo 2001).

Status Information

Origin StatusProvincial StatusBC List
(Red Blue List)
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General References

Recommended citation: Author, Date. Page title. In Klinkenberg, Brian. (Editor) 2021. E-Fauna BC: Electronic Atlas of the Fauna of British Columbia [efauna.bc.ca]. Lab for Advanced Spatial Analysis, Department of Geography, University of British Columbia, Vancouver. [Accessed: 2022-06-27 11:12:47 PM]
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