Growth of the Mediterranean Mussel (Mytilus galloprovincialis Lam., 1819) on Ropers in the Black Sea, Turkey

Aral O.

Turkish Journal of Veterinary and Animal Sciences, vol.23, no.2, pp.183-189, 1999 (SCI-Expanded) identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 23 Issue: 2
  • Publication Date: 1999
  • Journal Name: Turkish Journal of Veterinary and Animal Sciences
  • Journal Indexes: Science Citation Index Expanded (SCI-EXPANDED), Scopus
  • Page Numbers: pp.183-189
  • Keywords: Black Sea, Growing, Mediterranean mussel
  • Ondokuz Mayıs University Affiliated: Yes


In the present study, the growth of the Mediterranean mussel Mytilus galloprovincialis Lam., 1819 in the Black Sea on ropes has been studied. The result of a 18 month-trial showed that the mussels grew 72.84±0.74 mm in lenght Temperature of seawater has been measured (minimum of 7°C in the month of February and maximum of 27.7°C in August). Salinity varied from 17.2 to 19.3‰.