Index
Kromme-Geelhout-Database

Species details

Genus

Genus : Brachidontes
Family: Mytilidae (Mollusca/Bivalvia)
Taxon : Marine Molluscs
Group : Animal

SPECIES
virgiliae
NOTES

An elongated mussel about 2 cm long. Has a shell without ribs. Filters out plankton and detritus from the water.


AUTHORITY
(Barnard, 1964)
Sub Author
Conservation
Common
Habit
Not Applicable
Land Invertebrate
n/a 


Colour
Notes: The shell is black on the outside with a pearly sheen inside
Colour: Black
Common Name
Mussel
Habitat
NOTES: Found attached to Zostera and rocks
HABITAT NAME: River
Uses
None known
None
Months
All year
Synonyms for Species
Musculus virgiliae



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