thin-shelled mussel

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Noun1.thin-shelled mussel - mussel with thin fragile shells having only rudimentary hinge teeth
freshwater clam, freshwater mussel - bivalve mollusk abundant in rivers of central United States
Anodonta, genus Anodonta - thin-shelled freshwater mussels
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They also noted particularly heavy predation on thin-shelled mussels (like P.
Each crab was offered thin-shelled mussels (Mytilus trossulus, 3040 mm) or thicker shelled native oysters (Ostrea lurida, 40,50 mm), and the number of consumed prey items was recorded.
magister on thin-shelled mussels, we conducted laboratory feeding trials in free-flowing indoor tanks (118 x 40 x 30 cm).