Mussels

Some articles on mussels, mussel:

Appalachian Elktoe - Endangerment
... Runoff into the river systems can seriously affect the species' survival, since the mussels only live in clean, well-oxygenated streams ... aquatic environments without proper sedimentation control does not only negatively affect river mussels, but most other freshwater species as well ... Mussels are somewhat stationary they are unable to move long distances, which is why they live in very specific, stable habitats that fulfill all of their needs ...
Cumberland Monkeyface Pearly Mussel
... The Cumberland monkeyface pearly mussel or Cumberland monkeyface, scientific name Quadrula intermedia, is a species of freshwater mussel in the ... Like other mussels, it has larvae called glochidia that lodge in the gills of fish to develop into juvenile mussels ... This mussel has been extirpated from the Elk River ...
Aquaculture In New Zealand - Cultured Species - Mussels
... Until the early 1960s, mussels were harvested by hand from intertidal rocks ... Dredging was then introduced, and within a few years the mussel beds in Tasman Bay and the Hauraki Gulf were dredged clean ... the aquaculture of the New Zealand mussel began ...
Mytiloida
... clams, marine bivalve mollusks, commonly known as mussels ... Mytilids include the well-known edible sea mussels ... A common feature of the shells of mussels is an asymmetrical shell which has a thick, adherent periostracum ...
California Mussel - Human Use
... California mussels were an important food source for the Native Americans who lived on the Pacific Coast prior to European contact. 2008) documented a decline in the average size of harvested California mussels on San Miguel Island during the past 10,000 years, a pattern they attributed to growing human populations and increased predation ... California mussels continue to be harvested as sources of both food and bait up and down the Pacific Coast of North America ...