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1. (Science: zoology) Any one of many species of marine bivalve shells of the genus mytilus, and related genera, of the family Mytidae. The common mussel (mytilus edulis), and the larger, or horse, mussel (Modiola modiolus), inhabiting the shores both of Europe and America, are edible. The former is extensively used as food in Europe.

2. (Science: zoology) Any one of numerous species of unio, and related fresh water genera; called also river mussel. See naiad, and Unio.

(Science: zoology) Mussel digger, the grayback whale. See gray whale, under Gray.

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Re: The Himalayan Snowcock in Nevada

Good point - and not all current residents of an ecosystem can be interpreted to have been here forever. I'll add that zebra mussel is not necssarily a problem. In the Great Lakes, it's been credited with reduction of particulate pollution and subsequent increase in fish populations. ...

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by JorgeLobo
Sun Jun 10, 2012 5:20 pm
Forum: Ecology
Topic: The Himalayan Snowcock in Nevada
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The Himalayan Snowcock in Nevada

... Hungarian Partridge. This is not to argue that the more numerous instances of destructive introductions (Common Starlings, the Cane Toad, Zebra Mussel, etc.) are any less catastrophic--nor is it a dimension of the argument for introducing species which are endangered in their indigenous ranges ...

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by vacohee
Sun Jun 10, 2012 4:55 pm
Forum: Ecology
Topic: The Himalayan Snowcock in Nevada
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Zebra Mussel (Dreissena polymorpha)

Hi, I am doing work on studies about development of Zebra mussel on natural and artificial substrates. Does anyone of you may have any information? Books, publications, etc.? When I find something on the internet i usually must paid for it :( I will be ...

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by tertes
Sun Mar 13, 2011 3:20 pm
Forum: Zoology Discussion
Topic: Zebra Mussel (Dreissena polymorpha)
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Can YOU or anyone help me?

... J mg21 protein in S. neumayeri is about 1/25th of values reported for a variety of other animals calculated by using a similar approach [e.g., the mussel Mytilus edulis, 11.4 J mg21 (19); a cod fish, 8.7 J mg21 (20); mammals, 12.6 J mg21 (21)]. Using a net energy cost of 0.45 J mg21 protein for ...

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by CoolJay221
Thu Feb 09, 2006 6:55 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Can YOU or anyone help me?
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