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Index of flora
Index of fauna
Kingdom Animale | Phylum Mollusca | Class Bivalvia
  Green Mussel
Perna viridis

Family Mytilidae


This mussel is often confused with Glauconome, but commands lower market prices. The green mussel is farmed commercially and is often sold dried. It prefers the brackish waters in estuaries and mangroves. It attaches to hard substrates such as mangrove roots, fishing poles and other man-made structures by means of whitish adhesive threads (byssus). (Length 3-10cm).
Introduction
Shore environment
 
From A Guide to Seashore Life by Dr Leo W H Tan and Peter K L Ng
Published by the Singapore Science Centre and sponsored by BP

@Raffles Museum of Biodiversity Research and Singapore Science Centre