The mussel's external shell is composed of two hinged halves or ... Mussel shells
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Anatomy of Freshwater Mussels. phhoto of </i>Ellipsaria lineolata</i> What is a
Freshwater Mussel? Freshwater mussels are bivalved mollusks (Phylum ...
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Jan 26, 2012 ... External and internal anatomy of a freshwater mussel. Phylum Mollusca, Class
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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 ...
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
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Mussel Anatomy. Bathymodiolus mussels found at hydrothermal vents, belong to
the the family Mytilidae of molluscan Bivalvia, which include scallops, clams, ...
There are over 1000 species of freshwater mussels in ... New York is relatively
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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 ...