The mussel's external shell is composed of two hinged halves or ... Mussel shells
carry out a variety of functions, including ...
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Jan 26, 2012 ... External and internal anatomy of a freshwater mussel. Phylum Mollusca, Class
Bivalvia. Bivalves are easily distinguished from other molluscs ...
ANATOMY OF UNIONID MUSSELS. These illustrations are from the booklet "A
Pocket Guide to Kansas Freshwater Mussels". They are reproduced here with the
There are several labeled drawings to assist users with mussel anatomy.
Glossary Sources: ... a pair of muscles that close the two valves of a mussel shell.
Image by: Vilma Estudillo. The internal anatomy of a live marine muscle that has
just been opened. Visible are the: shell (valve); mantle - lines the shell, very ...
(click on the organs within the picture for details). This is a basic overview of the
anatomy of a bivalve. Most freshwater mussels within North America do not have
Bivalve Anatomy I: Mytilus edulis and Mercenaria mercenaria .... Mussels are
equivalve (right and left valves are nearly identical and symmetrical). The ...
Figure 7: The internal, soft tissue anatomy of a clam of the genus Tapes. ... In
clams and mussels the two adductor muscles are located near the anterior and ...
The anatomy and physiology of zebra mussels have been extensively studied
both in Europe and North America. The following sections provide an overview of
External anatomy: The mussel's external shell is composed of two valves that
protect it from predators and desiccation. Protruding from a valve is an enlarged ...