Asian Green Mussel

(Linnaeus, 1758)

Perna viridis

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Order:

Family:

Bivalvia

Mytilida

Mytilidae

Mytilidae

Image Voucher: 

ANSP 422334

Shell Information

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N/A

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Ecological Information

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Introduced to Florida

Diet:

Suspension feeder

Habitat:

Marine; Hard substrate

Misc. Facts

The Asian Green Mussel is originally from the Indian and Pacific Oceans but was introduced to the Gulf of Mexico in the 1990s. The Asian Green Mussel has outcompeted many native species for space to attach their shells.

Citations

MolluscaBase eds. (2021). MolluscaBase. Perna viridis (Linnaeus, 1758). Accessed through: World Register of Marine Species at: http://www.marinespecies.org/aphia.php?p=taxdetails&id=367822 on 2021-07-20

Mikkelsen, P. M., & Bieler, R. (28). Seashells of southern Florida: Living marine mollusks of the Florida keys and Adjacent REGIONS, bivalves. Princeton: Princeton University Press.