Choromytilus chorus (Molina, 1782)
Choro mussel
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Family:  Mytilidae (sea mussels)
Max. size:  5 cm SL (male/unsexed)
Environment:  benthic; brackish; marine; depth range 0 - 100 m
Distribution:  Southeast Pacific and Atlantic Ocean: From Pacasmayo, Peru to the Strait of Magellan and Beagle Channel including Juan Fern├índez Islands and to southern Brazil in the Atlantic including Falkland Islands. Introduced in the UK. Subtropical to temperate.
Biology:  Found in bays. Found at depths of 4 to 8 m (Ref. 106875). Intertidal and subtidal sedimentary and rocky bottoms (Ref. 114788).
IUCN Red List Status: Not Evaluated (N.E.) Ref. 123251)
Threat to humans: 
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Entered by: Palomares, Maria Lourdes D. - 15.02.06
Modified by: Bato-David, Elizabeth - 17.04.17

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