Green-lipped Mussel

Perna canaliculus

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The New Zealand green-lipped mussel, (Perna canalicula), also known as the New Zealand mussel, the greenshell mussel, kuku, and kutai, is a bivalve mollusc in the family Mytilidae the true mussels. P. canaliculus has great importance as a cultivated species in New Zealand.

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