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Family Mytilidae

HAWAII

Brachidontes crebristriatus   

Kaupo, Waimanalo, Oahu

 

Makapu'u, Oahu, 10 feet

 

 

Makai Pier, Waimanalo, Oahu

 

 

Puako, Hawaii

 

 

Diamond Head, Oahu

HAWAIIAN MUSSEL

Forms mats in turbulent shallows among algal turf & sand.  Attains 1 inch.  Endemic to Hawaii.