An Illustrated and Cross-Referenced Glossary of
Malacological and Conchological Terms

by Paul S. Mikkelsen

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Term Definition

BLUE MUSSEL   BIVALVES of the species Mytilus edulis or Mytilus trossulus. See also: MUSSEL.

DATE MUSSEL   Common name applied to CLAMS of the genus Lithophaga. See also: MUSSEL.

MUSSEL   Bivalves, typically the edible species, of the family Mytilidae. Do not confuse with MUSCLE. See also: BLUE MUSSEL; DATE MUSSEL.

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