Kingdom: Animalia > Phylum: Mollusca > Class: Bivalvia > Order: Mytiloida > Family: Mytilidae > Genus: Mytilus > Species: Mytilus edulis

Mytilus edulis Linné, 1758

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Quick facts

Threat status Europe Not evaluated (IUCN)

The EUNIS species component has very limited information about this species.

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Threat and conservation status

This species has not yet been assessed for the IUCN Red List

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Legal status

Not listed in legal texts

Common names and synonyms

The species has no common names
No synonyms available.

Other resources

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Landings of fishery products

Shows Eurostat statistics on landings on this species in tonnes product weight per country per year. The query combines the Eurostat datasets: fish_ld_be, fish_ld_bg, fish_ld_cy, fish_ld_de, fish_ld_dk, fish_ld_ee, fish_ld_es, fish_ld_fi, fish_ld_fr, fish_ld_gr, fish_ld_ie, fish_ld_is, fish_ld_it, fish_ld_lt, fish_ld_lv, fish_ld_mt, fish_ld_nl, fish_ld_no, fish_ld_pl, fish_ld_pt, fish_ld_ro, fish_ld_se, fish_ld_si, and fish_ld_uk. (Currently a proof of concept query)

17 items found, displaying all items.1
Country Year Landed Unit
Denmark 1992-01-01 136271 Tonnes product weight
Denmark 1993-01-01 136678 Tonnes product weight
Denmark 1994-01-01 114692 Tonnes product weight
Denmark 1995-01-01 52229 Tonnes product weight
Denmark 1996-01-01 55374 Tonnes product weight
Denmark 1997-01-01 69084 Tonnes product weight
Denmark 1998-01-01 41673 Tonnes product weight
Denmark 2007-01-01 75020 Tonnes product weight
Denmark 2008-01-01 35082 Tonnes product weight
Denmark 2009-01-01 37447 Tonnes product weight
Denmark 2010-01-01 27872 Tonnes product weight
Denmark 2011-01-01 34443 Tonnes product weight
Denmark 2012-01-01 39430 Tonnes product weight
Denmark 2013-01-01 37491 Tonnes product weight
Norway 1999-01-01 1 Tonnes product weight
Norway 2000-01-01 10 Tonnes product weight
Norway 2007-01-01 0 Tonnes product weight
Source: Eurostat
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