The swan mussel has a thin fragile shell. It is found in fresh stationary waters. It has a foot so that it maneuver a bit. There is one known incident of a swan. Descriptions and articles about the Swan Mussel, scientifically known as Anodonta cygnea in the Encyclopedia of Life. Includes Overview; Brief Summary; Distr. Anodonta-cygnea_jpg. Anodonta cygnea. Provided by Welter Schultes, Francisco Locality: Germany: Schleswig-Holstein, Brammer Teich near Kiel.

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The swan musselAnodonta cygneais a large species of freshwater musselan aquatic bivalve mollusc in the family Unionidaethe river mussels.

Because of its morphological variability and its wide range of distribution, there are over cyhnea for this species. The shell color is often pale greenish or brownish. It differs from Anodonta anatina in being larger shell with straighter, more parallel dorsal and ventral margins; the growth lines of the inner, oldest part of the shell are finer and shallower, and reach the margin.


Its native distribution is European-Siberian. The geographical distribution of this species is from the British Isles east to Siberia, and south into northern Africa. This species is found in rivers and lakes.

They have a strong pungent odor and are used by carp fisherman as bait. From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia.

Anodonta cygnea swan mussel :: Northern Ireland’s Priority Species ::

Swan mussel Conservation status. Retrieved 4 January Archived from the original on 19 October Retrieved 23 April Malacologica Bohemoslovaca in Czech.

Institute of Zoology, Slovak Academy of Sciences. Archived from the original on 27 December The Swedish Museum of Natural History. Archived from the original on 14 February Retrieved from ” https: Views Read Edit View history.

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