Freshwater mussels

Freshwater mussels

Observation - Freshwater mussels - UK and Ireland. Description: Masses of Freshwater mussel shells left on the banks of the River Avon. Species ID is tricky, but the riverine habitat, shape and crimped mark on shell valves fit for the Duck mussel, and it's regularly recorded for the Avon. Good images and description

Masses of Freshwater mussel shells left on the banks of the River Avon. Species ID is tricky, but the riverine habitat, shape and crimped mark on shell valves fit for the Duck mussel, and it's regularly recorded for the Avon. Good images and descriptions here: http://www.museumwales.ac.uk/media/9481/fw-mussel-2.jpg http://www.museumwales.ac.uk/media/9480/fw-mussel-1.jpg