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Greenshell™ mussel

Maori Name: Kutai

Latin Name: Perna canaliculus

Length: 10–15cm, reaching 23cm


Greenshell™ mussels are members of the Mytilidae family (mussels).

Blue mussel (Mytilus edulis aoteanus) is a related species in the Mytilidae family that is abundant around (and south of) Cook Strait, but is not generally commercially harvested. The shell is a dark blue-black, often chalky white around the hinge area. They are not farmed and are smaller (five to seven centimetres) than Greenshell™ mussels. They are a subspecies of the edible European blue mussel.

Wild Caught