Corbicula fluminea (O. F. Müller, 1774)
Last updated: January 7th, 2008
Corbicula manilensis Philippi, 1844
Inland water filter feeding bivalve with a globular shell. Has the capability of collecting food in sediments with its extendable foot. It has tan to brown, ridged solid shells. They occur in large numbers in sediments and are usually <3cm. In Europe there are two distinct morphotypes with varied length/shell height ratios and shell colour. It is generally accepted C. fluminalis occurs in river mouths with small variations in salinity.