Image Peter Barfield - Mysella bidentata. Image width ca 10 mm.
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Mysella bidentata is not listed under any importance categories.
|Phylum||Mollusca||Snails, slugs, mussels, cockles, clams & squid|
|Class||Bivalvia||Clams, cockles, mussels, oysters, and scallops|
|Recorded Distribution in Britain and Ireland||Widespread around the British Isles but with very few records from Ireland.|
|Habitat information||Lives in muddy sand or fine gravel, in crevices of dead oyster valves, in the burrows of the sipunculid Golfingia, or associated with the brittlestar Amphiura brachiata.|
|Description||A very small commensal bivalve, up to 3 mm in length. The shell is slightly oval in shape with a smooth margin. The umbones are posterior to the mid-line. The shell is white or translucent with a light brown or olive periostracum. Each valve has a single anterior and single posterior lateral tooth. The sculpture of the shells consisits of fine concentric lines.|
|Additional information||No text entered|
This review can be cited as follows:
Michelle Carter 2008. Mysella bidentata. A bivalve mollusc. Marine Life Information Network: Biology and Sensitivity Key Information Sub-programme [on-line]. Plymouth: Marine Biological Association of the United Kingdom. [cited 20/06/2013]. Available from: <http://www.marlin.ac.uk/speciesinformation.php?speciesID=3846>