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Mussels. By: Christian Amico. Scientific Classification. Mussels belong in the Bivalvia of the Molluscs family. Marine Mussels are known as Pteriomorpha, and freshwater mussels are called Palaeoheterodonta . . Habitat.

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mussels

Mussels

By: Christian Amico

scientific classification
Scientific Classification
  • Mussels belong in the Bivalvia of the Molluscs family.
  • Marine Mussels are known as Pteriomorpha, and freshwater mussels are called Palaeoheterodonta.
habitat
Habitat
  • Mussels live on the rocky shores intertidal zone. They attach themselves to rocks or structure with their strong byssal threads.
  • Freshwater mussel species live in ponds, lakes, rivers, creeks, or canals.
  • Both Marine and saltwater mussels are filter feeders, they feed on plankton.
  • Marine Mussels are usually found close together in groups on wave washed rocks
reproduction
Reproduction
  • Marine freshwater mussels both have separate reproduction meaning they reproduce sexually.
  • It takes about three weeks to six months, before settling on the ocean bottom as a young mussel.
anatomy of a mussel
Anatomy of a mussel
  • The shell of a mussel is made up of three different layers.
  • Mussels have a organ like most bivalves which is called a foot. Freshwater mussels have a larger foot then marine mussels.
predators
PREDATORS
  • Predators of marine mussels are humans, starfish, seabirds, and fish.
  • Freshwater mussel predators are eaten by otters, raccoons, ducks, or geese.