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Ribbed mussel

Geukensia demissa

Description:

Common bivalve found along the Atlantic coast of North America. Similar to the blue mussel, but blue mussels have a smooth shell and live in waters with higher salinity.

Habitat:

Estuarine waters, attached to rocks or within sediment and salt marsh peat.


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Barrington, Rhode Island, USA

Lat: 41.75, Long: -71.32

Spotted on Feb 5, 2012
Submitted on Feb 7, 2012

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