APHOTOMARINE

An educational resource dedicated mainly to the photography
and diversity of marine life that can be found in coastal waters
and intertidal areas of Great Britain and Ireland by David Fenwick.

A-P-H-O-T-O Wildlife Stock Image Library
Dreissena polymorpha (Pallas, 1771) - Zebra mussel - an invasive non-native species (Marine bivalve images)
Zebra mussel
Dreissena polymorpha
- shell valve 1

Zebra mussel
Dreissena polymorpha
- shell valve with 1.0mm rule 1

Zebra mussel
Dreissena polymorpha
- shell valves / exterior 1

Zebra mussel
Dreissena polymorpha
- interior and exterior valves 1

Images taken of specimen purchased from Guido T. Poppe - Philippe Poppe, Conchology, Inc.. 23.06.12.

Shell size 19mm. Specimen displayed here was collected in the River Stepno, Ukraine.

Scientific and European Names:
Dreissena polymorpha, Dreissena andrusovi, Dreissena aralensis, Dreissena arnouldi, Dreissena bedoti, Dreissena belgrandi, Dreissena complanata, Dreissena curta, Dreissena eximia, Dreissena k├╝steri, Dreissena locardi, Dreissena lutetiana, Dreissena magnifica, Dreissena obtusecarinata, Dreissena occidentalis, Dreissena paradoxa, Dreissena polymorpha var. lacustrina, Dreissena recta, Dreissena servaini, Dreissena sulcata, Dreissena tumida, Dreissena ventrosa, Dreissena westerlundi, Mytilus arca, Mytilus chemnitzii, Mytilus fluvis, Mytilus hagenii, Mytilus polymorphus, Mytilus polymorphus fluviatilis, Mytilus volgensis, Pinna fluviatilis, Tichogonia chemnitzii, Zebra mussel, Vandremusling, Gewone driehoeksmossel, Dreiecksmuschel, Wandermuschel, Vandrarmussla.

Scientific and Common Names used are largely gained from from the WoRMS Database.

Dreissena polymorpha Zebra mussel Marine Bivalve Images
The main objective of this website is in furthering environmental awareness and education through the medium of photography. To increase awareness and access to the wildlife of the region and help
people find and identify it. Sometimes the difference between species is obvious but many species can only be determined by observing microscopic characteristics that are specific to any one species.