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

Mytilus edulis Linné, 1758

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Threat and conservation status

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

Natura 2000 sites

Not available

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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External data

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)

25 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
Norway 1999-01-01 1 Tonnes product weight
Norway 2000-01-01 10 Tonnes product weight
Norway 2007-01-01 0 Tonnes product weight
Spain 2004-01-01 0 Tonnes product weight
Spain 2005-01-01 2 Tonnes product weight
Spain 2006-01-01 0 Tonnes product weight
Spain 2007-01-01 5 Tonnes product weight
Spain 2008-01-01 2 Tonnes product weight
Spain 2009-01-01 0 Tonnes product weight
Spain 2010-01-01 10 Tonnes product weight
Spain 2011-01-01 28 Tonnes product weight
Spain 2012-01-01 2 Tonnes product weight
Source: Eurostat
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