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Blue Mussel

Mytilus edulis


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.


Found in the intertidal zone in Milford, CT.


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

No species ID suggestions

Milford city (balance), USA

Lat: 41.22, Long: -73.06

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


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