Name : Perna viridis

Class : Bivalvia

Order : Mytiloida

Family : Mytilidae

Description :

The shells can be vivid green to dark brownish-green near the outer edge, and olive-green near the attachment point. Juveniles are a bright, vivid green, while the adults tend to retain the green colour along the growing edge only, developing an olive or brown colouration nearer to the attachment point.


Maximum length: 13.5 cm (TL), common length: 5-8 cm (TL)


It is a filter feeder on phytoplankton, zooplankton and suspended organic materials.


It is utilised for consumption in various forms as blanched with sauce, fried in oil, dried and cooked


Bottom dredgers, bottom set gill nets, skin diving