Asian Green Mussel - Informational Poster

Have you seen this invader?

Have you seen this invader?

Asian Green Mussel

Name: Asian green mussel, Perna viridis
Color: Emerald green and brown
Size: Up to about 6 inches (15 cm)
Habitat: Any underwater hard surface


Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission
Florida Fish and Wildlife Research Institute, St. Petersburg 33701


Please report any sightings to the Dr. Steve Geiger
727-896-8626

 

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