Molluscs, Oysters, Pen Shell, Caribbean Amber Penshell.
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Also known as Molluscs, Oysters, Pen Shell and Caribbean Amber Penshell.
Found on coral and rocky reefs buried in sand, mud or recesses in the reef with just the valves slightly exposed.
They feed on plankton.
Length - 15cm
Depth - 1-15m
Widespread Western Atlantic & Caribbean
Most Bivalves are permanently anchored in fissures or depressions in the rock surface of the reef, some may become covered in algae and other marine life.
Other Bivalves swim free, either by a well developed foot or propelled along by a jet of water from their mantle cavity.
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