Duck mussel

Duck mussel

Duck mussel

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Anodonta anatina

The duck mussel (Anodonta anatina ) is a species of freshwater mussel, an aquatic bivalve mollusk in the family Unionidae, the river mussels.

Appearance

See Animalbase below (external link).

Distribution

Geography

The native distribution of this species is European-Siberian.

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  • Croatia
  • Czech Republic - in Bohemia, in Moravia, least concern (LC)
  • Germany
    • Germany - (Arten der Vorwarnliste )
    • Listed as specially protected species in annex 1 of the Bundesartenschutzverordnung.
  • Great Britain
  • Isle of Man - found at Lhen mouth (1922–25) and at Guilcagh (1985). Not protected by Wildlife Act 1990.
  • Ireland - found sporadically throughout the Shannon-Erne waterways and in Lough Neagh
  • Netherlands - yes
  • Russia
    • Sverdlovsk oblast - yes
  • Slovakia
  • Sweden - it is the most widely distributed large freshwater bivalve in Sweden
  • Spain
  • Finland

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Duck mussel habitat map
Duck mussel habitat map
Duck mussel
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Habits and Lifestyle

Diet and Nutrition

Population

References

1. Duck mussel Wikipedia article - https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Duck_mussel
2. Duck mussel on The IUCN Red List site - https://www.iucnredlist.org/species/155667/21400363

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