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Western Ridged Mussel - Gonidea angulata


Global Rank: G3
State Rank: SH

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General Description
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Food Habits
Freshwater mussels are mostly filter-feeders, siphoning in floating particulate organic materials (small plant or animal) from the water column and straining out the particles and expel the strained water. Pedal feeding with the foot muscle has also been observed, mostly in juveniles and younger age-classes.

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Western Ridged Mussel — Gonidea angulata.  Montana Field Guide.  .  Retrieved on , from