Hooked mussel – (INVERT-bivalve) See facts

Name of animal-plant: Hooked mussel

Species name: Ischadium recurvum

Ischadium recurvum, known as the “hooked mussel” or “bent mussel,” is a species of bivalve mollusc in the family Mytilidae. It can be found along the Atlantic coast of North America, ranging from Cape Cod to the West Indies. They are often found growing on Eastern oysters, either intertidal (south of Chesapeake Bay, where the exposed oysters can survive the winter) or subtidal. They also attach to other hard substrates, including artificial reefs and dead shells of brackish water clams, Rangia cuneata.

Animal type: INVERT

Subcategory: bivalve


All animals and plants are given a species name based on a technical term in biological taxnomy. The species name consists of two words and is based on Latin.


The first part of the name identifies the genus to which the species belongs and  the second part identifies the species within the genus. In this animals case it is: Ischadium recurvum


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