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Black Mussel


Introduction: Black mussels (Choromytilus meridionalis) are common on shallow, flat reefs and low-shore rocks, especially in areas of sand cover. This species is a popular table food although it can become poisonous following toxic red tides.

Distribution: From Swakopmund and Walvis Bay south to Sandwich Harbour, Luderitz and the mouth of the Orange River.

Diet: Filter-feeds sucking water through inhalant and exhalant siphons.

Colouration: Shiny black to blue shell. The flesh of the male is pale yellow and the female dark chocolate by the gonads.

Breeding: Sperms and eggs are ejected into the water where they develop into planktonic larvae.

Max size: 150mm.

Amjicaja Guest House

5km from the town center and within walking distance of the lagoon

Courtyard Hotel - Walvis Bay

A business hotel close to the town center

Lagoon Lodge

A bright & cozy lodge overlooking the lagoon and close to all of the cities amenities

Oyster Box Guest House

A small, upmarket, owner managed guest house offering excellent views over the Walvis Bay lagoon

Pelican Bay Hotel

Well situated with views over the lagoon and close to the ever popular Raft Restaurant

Pelican Point Lodge

Adjacent to a light house on a remote peninsula near the town of Walvis Bay. Pelican Point Lodge offers luxurious accommodation in a tranquil, remote & unspoiled environment

Spindrift Guest House

A friendly & relaxing eight roomed guest house

Car Hire Swakopmund