Xenostrobus securis (Lamarck, 1819)
little brown mussel
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Family:  Mytilidae (sea mussels)
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Environment:  benthic; brackish; depth range 1 - 20 m
Distribution:  Indo-West Pacific and the Mediterranean Sea: New Zealand and Australia.
Biology:  Members of the class Bivalvia are mostly gonochoric, some are protandric hermaphrodites. Life cycle: Embryos develop into free-swimming trocophore larvae, succeeded by the bivalve veliger, resembling a miniature clam (Ref. 833).
IUCN Red List Status: Not Evaluated (N.E.) Ref. (120744)
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Entered by: Pan-Saniano, Marianne - 23.08.07
Modified by: Polido, Rubyann Robelle - 06.12.17

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