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Ribbed Mussel

Geukensia demissa (Dillwyn 1817)

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Geukensia demissa (Ribbed Mussel) is a species of mussels in the family Mytilidae. They are native to Atlantic Ocean, United States, Canada, and St. Lawrence River. Dead Ribbed Mussel form shallow marine sediments. Adult Ribbed Mussel form marine reefs. They are detritivores. Individuals can grow to 293 mm. They have sexual reproduction. They rely on swimming to move around.

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  • URI: http://purl.obolibrary.org/obo/GO_0019953
  • Definition: Capable of creating a new organism by combining the genetic material of two gametes, which may come from two parent organisms or from a single organism, in the case of self-fertilizing hermaphrodites.
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Known occurrences, collected specimens and observations of ribbed mussel. View this species on GBIF