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Beaked Mussel

Scientific Name: Brachidontes rostratus

Description: Purple in colour, with a long symmetrical shaped body showing regular radial ribs, this mussel forms mats in intertidal areas along the edge of the reef and around the edge of rockpools.
Mussels grow in carpets over the rock platform and create shelter for grazers as well as barnacles and other fixed creatures.

Type: Bivalves
Where to find: Intertidal Reefs
Size: 40mm