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Index of flora
Index of fauna
Kingdom Animale | Phylum Mollusca | Class Bivalvia
  Photo by Kang NeeMytilopsis
Mytilopsis

Family Dreissenidae


These are not true mussels, being smaller (shell 1-3cm), and their colour lighter brown or grey. Their habits are similar to the green mussel. They are common in muddy areas, on tidal walls and monsoon drains. Interestingly, they are a recent introduction to local waters, originating from South America.
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