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Blue Mussel

Mytilus edulis

Description:

The shape of the shell is triangular and elongate with rounded edges. The shell is smooth with a sculpturing of fine concentric growth lines but no radiating ribs. The shells of this species are purple, blue or sometimes brown in color, occasionally with radial stripes.

Habitat:

Found in the intertidal zone in Milford, CT.

Notes:

Looks like there is some seaweed attached, probably Ulva lactuca.

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Christine Y.
Spotted by
Christine Y.

Milford city (balance), USA

Lat: 41.22, Long: -73.06

Spotted on Aug 3, 2013
Submitted on Apr 29, 2014

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