|Kingdom Animale | Phylum Mollusca | Class Bivalvia|
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.
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