Eastern oyster (Crassostrea virginica) settle on other oyster shells, forming reef structures. These reefs attract other organisms as well, including mussels.

Eastern oyster (Crassostrea virginica)

Eastern oyster (Crassostrea virginica) settle on other oyster shells, forming reef structures. These reefs attract other organisms as well, including mussels.

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Author(s)Ben Fertig
Author CompanyIntegration and Application Network
Date Created2011-01-20
AlbumFauna > Molluscs
TypePhoto
Dimensions1280 x 960
Filesize309 kB
Number of Downloads40
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)