Brachidontes exustus

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Brachidontes exustus
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Mollusca
Class: Bivalvia
Order: Mytiloida
Family: Mytilidae
Genus: Brachidontes
Species: B. exustus
Binomial name
Brachidontes exustus
(Linnaeus, 1758)

Brachidontes exustus, or the scorched 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 Hatteras to the West Indies and Brazil.[1]


  1. ^ Abbott, R.T. & Morris, P.A. A Field Guide to Shells: Atlantic and Gulf Coasts and the West Indies. New York: Houghton Mifflin, 1995. 17.