The eastern oyster (Crassostrea virginica) sets on other oyster shells, creating reef structures. These reef structures attract other organisms as well, including mussels.

Eastern oyster (Crassostrea virginica)

The eastern oyster (Crassostrea virginica) sets on other oyster shells, creating reef structures. These reef structures attract other organisms as well, including mussels.

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Author(s)Ben Fertig
Author CompanyIntegration and Application Network
Date Created2010-12-05
AlbumFauna > Molluscs
TypePhoto
Dimensions400 x 300
Filesize61 kB
Number of Downloads54
Filetype(s) JPG
LicenseAttribution-ShareAlike 4.0 International (CC BY-SA 4.0)
Required AttributionBen Fertig, Integration and Application Network (ian.umces.edu/media-library)