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Chlamys islandica

(O. F. Müller, 1776)

Erling Svensen I am on a scientific cruise in the north of Norway. Quite interesting that there is a symbiosis between a sponge and the mussel Chlamys islandica. Had hundreds of them today in a nice wall close to Narvik city. The pictures shows one with sponge, and one without.

Message posted on Seasearch Identifications on 07 May 2013
Animalia (Kingdom)
  Mollusca (Phylum)
    Bivalvia (Class)
      Pteriomorphia (Subclass)
        Pectinoida (Order)
          Pectinoidea (Superfamily)
            Pectinidae (Family)
              Chlamydinae (Subfamily)
                Chlamydini (Tribe)
                  Chlamys (Genus)
                    Chlamys islandica (Species)
Associated Species