Modiolus americanus

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Modiolus americanus
Modiolus americanus (American horse mussel) (San Salvador Island, Bahamas) 1 (15568036864).jpg
Scientific classification edit
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Mollusca
Class: Bivalvia
Order: Ostreoida
Family: Mytilidae
Genus: Modiolus
M. americanus
Binomial name
Modiolus americanus
(Leach, 1815)

Modiolus americanus, or the tulip mussel, is a species of bivalve mollusc in the family Mytilidae. It can be found along the Atlantic coast of North America, ranging from North Carolina to the West Indies.[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. 15.