Mytilidae
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The Mytilidae are a family of small to large saltwater mussels, marine bivalve mollusks in the order Mytiloida. One of the genera, Limnoperna are inhabits in brackish or freshwater environments. Species in the family Mytilidae are found worldwide, but they are more abundant in colder seas, where they often form uninterrupted beds on rocky shores in the intertidal zone and the shallow subtidal. Mytilids include the well-known edible sea mussels. [from wikipedia]
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Exposed Sea Floor
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(Date Photographed: 16:42:04 Tuesday 30 August 2016)
(Date Published: Wednesday 12 April 2017)
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A mass of mussels were attached to the stone of a sea floor that was exposed during a low tide.


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On Incline
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(Date Photographed: 16:51:34 Tuesday 30 August 2016)
(Date Published: Wednesday 12 April 2017)
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Mussels exposed on the inclined side of a boulder facing the sea during a low tide.


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