An online educational resource dedicated to the photography of
terrestrial wildlife and their habitats, found across South-West
England and the Devon and Cornwall Peninsula by David Fenwick.

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Dreissena polymorpha (Pallas, 1771) - Zebra mussel (Freshwater Bivalve Images)
Dreissena polymorpha
Zebra mussel
- shell valve 1

Zebra mussel
Dreissena polymorpha
- 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 Comon 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.

APHOTOFAUNA supports open source data recording and sharing for the benefit of wildlife, recorders, research, science and education. The project works closely with the following bodies and organisations.

Conchological Society of Great Britain and Ireland

The Conchological Society of Great Britain and Ireland
Helping to understand, identify, record, and conserve molluscs.

CISFBR or Cornwall and Isles of Scilly Federation of Biological Recorders

The CISFBR or Cornwall and Isles of Scilly Federation of Biological Recorders is an independent umbrella organisation supporting independent recorders and recording groups in the county of Cornwall.

Cornish Biodiversity Network

The Cornish Biodiversity Network or CBN is the largest open source wildlife database in Cornwall that sends open source data to the NBN (National Biodiversity Network). It is a new recording system based on the ERICA database, the largest recording resource in Cornwall. The CBN best supports the activities and needs of the independent recording community and recording groups in Cornwall.

NBN National Biodiversity Network

The National Biodiversity Network or NBN is a charity that supports open source data sharing and recording supporting conservation, science and education.
"Why do recorders need open source?". Simply because it supports the core values of wildlife recording and the free use of records and data over a very wide network that includes partners like the Natural History Museum.

Dreissena polymorpha Zebra mussel Freshwater 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.