Choromytilus chorus   (Molina, 1782)

Choro mussel
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Bivalvia | Mytiloida | Mytilidae
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Choromytilus chorus   AquaMaps   Data sources: GBIF OBIS

Chile country information

Common names: Choro, Choro mussel, Giant mussel
Occurence: native
Salinity: brackish
Abundance: | Ref:
Importance: | Ref:
Aquaculture: never/rarely | Ref:
Regulations: no regulations | Ref:
Uses: no uses
Comments: Known from Antofagasta region (Ref. 114646), Strait of Magellan, Canal Beagle, including Juan Fern‚Ēú√≠ndez Archipelago (Ref. 89833), San Vicente, Corral and Yaldad Bays (Ref. 106875). C: Refs. 7794, 83435, 90098, 92995, 1891, 106875, 114646, 89833; M: Refs. 89833, 114646; O: Ref. 89833.
National Checklist:
Country Information: https://www.cia.gov/library/publications/resources/the-world-factbook/geos/ci.html
National Fisheries Authority:
Occurences: Occurence Point map
Main Ref: Minchin, D., 1996
National Database:

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Main reference
Size / Weight / Age
Max length : 5.0 cm SL male/unsexed; (Ref. 356)
Environment
Benthic; brackish; depth range 0 - 100 m (Ref. 356), usually 4 - 20 m (Ref. 89833)
Climate / Range
Temperate, preferred 12°C (Ref. 107945); 7°S - 56°S, 81°W - 52°W
Distribution
Southeast Pacific and Atlantic Ocean: From Pacasmayo, Peru to the Strait of Magellan and Beagle Channel including Juan Fern‚Ēú√≠ndez Islands and to southern Brazil in the Atlantic including Falkland Islands. Introduced in the UK. Subtropical to temperate.
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Biology
    Glossary (e.g. epibenthic)
Found in bays. Found at depths of 4 to 8 m (Ref. 106875). Intertidal and subtidal sedimentary and rocky bottoms (Ref. 114788). Members of the class Bivalvia are mostly gonochoric, some are protandric hermaphrodites. Life cycle: Embryos develop into free-swimming trocophore larvae, succeeded by the bivalve veliger, resembling a miniature clam (Ref. 833).
IUCN Red List Status (Ref. 57073)
Threat to humans
Human uses
Fisheries: commercial
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