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dead Blue Mussel (Mytilus edulis) and Horse Mussel (Modiolus modiolus) Links

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Contributors » Elijah » dead Blue Mussel (Mytilus edulis) and Horse Mussel (Modiolus modiolus)

dead Blue Mussel (Mytilus edulis) and Horse Mussel (Modiolus modiolus) discovered by Elijah (#10375)

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Sighting Info

Observed: June 25, 2018 @ 11:20 AM
Posted on: August 3, 2018 @ 12:35 AM (diff: 38 days)
Comments:
The two most defined differences between a blue mussel (top) and a horse mussel (bottom) are the colours and the umbo (the pointed end where the "hinge" connects). Blue mussels are generally blue with black, while horse mussels are purple with brown. Also, the umbo of the blue mussel is less rounded compared to the horse mussel umbo, which can resemble the muzzle of a horse.

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