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Mytella charruana is a mussel with a shell mostly dark brown to black exhibiting a wavy dark pattern on a lighter background. A growth pattern of concentric semicircular rings is evident on the shell surface. The interior of the shell is iridescent purple and the exterior of the shell lacks radial ribs (TNC 2006).


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© Smithsonian Marine Station at Fort Pierce

Source: Indian River Lagoon Species Inventory

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