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Scissula similis (J. Sowerby 1806)

Scissula similis is a species of mussels in the family sunset clams. They are found in marine habitat. Dead Scissula similis form shallow marine sediments. Individuals can grow to 28 mm. They have sexual reproduction. They are facultatively mobile animals.

  • URI: http://purl.obolibrary.org/obo/ENVO_00000447
  • Definition: An aquatic biome that comprises systems of open-ocean and unprotected coastal habitats, characterized by exposure to wave action, tidal fluctuation, and ocean currents as well as systems that largely resemble these. Water in the marine biome is generally within the salinity range of seawater: 30 to 38 ppt.
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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 Scissula similis (J. Sowerby 1806). View this species on GBIF