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Musculus niger

(Gray J.E., 1824)


Rudolf Svensen Another mussel. Image captured in Norway. I guess it was aprox 40 mm long.

Erling Svensen You better start reading my book, brother.... ;-) This one is Limea loscombi, same family as Limaria hians and the big Acesta excavata....

Rudolf Svensen øh, I only look at the images ;-) have so many images here to identify. Have been working with geckos from Italy today, so I am glad to get some help. Anyway the juvenile Aurelia is not in your book ;-)

Steve Wilkinson Are you sure. Seems quite big for this - and the shape looks a bit wrong. I woudl have gone for something like Musculus niger. See http://naturalhistory.museumwales.ac.uk/britishbivalves/browserecord.php?-recid=101

Message posted on Seasearch Identifications on 14 Mar 2012
Taxonomy
Animalia (Kingdom)
  Mollusca (Phylum)
    Bivalvia (Class)
      Pteriomorphia (Subclass)
        Mytiloida (Order)
          Mytiloidea (Superfamily)
            Mytilidae (Family)
              Musculus (Genus)
                Musculus niger (Species)
Associated Species