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Black Striped Mussel

Mytilopsis sallei (Récluz 1849)

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Mytilopsis sallei (Black Striped Mussel) is a species of mussels in the family Dreissenidae. This species is extinct. They are associated with freshwater habitat. They are native to Guatemala, West Indies, Atlantic Ocean, and United States. Dead Black Striped Mussel form shallow marine sediments. Individuals could grow to 30 mm. They have sexual reproduction. They are sessile animals.

  • URI: http://eol.org/schema/terms/extinct
  • Definition: A taxon is Extinct when there is no reasonable doubt that the last individual has died. A \r\ntaxon is presumed Extinct when exhaustive surveys in known and/or expected habitat, \r\nat appropriate times (diurnal, seasonal, annual), throughout its historic range have failed \r\nto record an individual. Surveys should be over a time frame appropriate to the taxon’s \r\nlife cycle and life form.
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  • URI: http://purl.obolibrary.org/obo/GO_0019953
  • Definition: Capable of creating a new organism by combining the genetic material of two gametes, which may come from two parent organisms or from a single organism, in the case of self-fertilizing hermaphrodites.
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Known occurrences, collected specimens and observations of black-striped mussel. View this species on GBIF