What is another word for mussel?

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[ mˈʌsə͡l], [ mˈʌsə‍l], [ m_ˈʌ_s_əl]

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The mussel is a shell-bearing mollusc in the family Mytilus. The family Mytilus is classified in the superfamily Mytilineoidea. About 60 genera and 430 species are in the family Mytilus. The mussel is a suspension feeder, feeding on plankton and microorganisms suspended in the water.They can be found in saline and freshwater habitats, but are particularly prevalent in marine environments.

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