Story: Lakes

Freshwater mussel

Freshwater mussel

This freshwater mussel (Hyridella menziesii) is common in lakes and streams around New Zealand. It can grow up to 10 centimetres long, and prefers a firm sand or muddy surface.

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Simon Nathan, 'Lakes - Life in and around lakes', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, (accessed 17 July 2024)

Story by Simon Nathan, published 24 Sep 2007