Lido Island, Via Lido and Orvieto. 8/20/12. Peter J. Bryant.  

Mediterranean Mussel

Mytilus galloprovincialis

Bivalvia: Mytilidae

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Distribution in mud samples from Newport Bay, Newport Beach, Orange County, CA. 2012. Only one location, and <5/cu.ft. (see below). BUT this species is found on pilings all around the bay (not surveyed yet).