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Geukensia demissa is a member of the family Mytilidae. The surface of the shell is grooved or ribbed and oval in shape. The ribbed mussel has a narrow blunt pointed head that is attached to submerged substrata. Shells are usually glossy appearing olive-brown to brown-black with some yellow to a white on the outside and white on the interior with purplish tints.


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© Smithsonian Marine Station at Fort Pierce

Source: Indian River Lagoon Species Inventory

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