Southwest Florida Shells

José H. Leal

Ischadium recurvum

(Rafinesque, 1820)

Family Mytilidae

Hooked Mussel

Shell size to 50 mm; shell moderately inflated. Umbonal region strongly curved. Sculpture of numerous, fine radial lines. Color dark-grayish to dark-brown with interspaces between radial sculpture of lighter color. Internally purplish to rosy-brown with narrow light-blue or grayish edge. Living in protected bay areas.

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