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Taxonomic Details for Perna viridis

Systematic Resumé:
KingdomAnimalia
PhylumMollusca
ClassBivalvia
SuperfamilyMytilacea
FamilyMytilidae
GenusPerna
SpeciesPerna viridis
Common Name: Green mussel
Observations: Species observation reported by field personnel
Authority: (Linnaeus, 1758)
Comments: These specimens were collected from Marsh Landing Dock, Sapelo Island, Georgia on December 21, 2003 by Dale Bishop and Laurel Berger-Bishop. These are the first green mussels reported from within the GCE-LTER domain. Shell lengths for these individuals are 27.9 and 21.7 mm.
GCE Contact: Steven C. Pennings, University of Houston, Houston, Texas

Perna viridis
Green mussels

LTER
NSF

This material is based upon work supported by the National Science Foundation under grants OCE-9982133, OCE-0620959, OCE-1237140 and OCE-1832178. Any opinions, findings, conclusions, or recommendations expressed in the material are those of the author(s) and do not necessarily reflect the views of the National Science Foundation.