Carter’s freshwater mussel

Tim Storer

Carters freshwater mussel Westralunio carteri

The only large bivalve inhabiting freshwaters of the south-west region, growing to over 100 mm, however usually seen between 40 and 80 mm. Note recent work has shown that there is a number of ecologically significant groups within the population of the South West (see Klunzinger et al, 2021). Colour generally from black to dark brown through to reddish-brown, and … Read More