Botula fusca

Botula fusca, or the Cinnamon 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 and Bermuda.[1]

Botula fusca
Naturalis Biodiversity Center - RMNH.MOL.317060 - Botula fusca (Gmelin, 1791) - Mytilidae - Mollusc shell.jpeg
Scientific classification edit
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Mollusca
Class: Bivalvia
Order: Mytilida
Family: Mytilidae
Genus: Botula
B. fusca
Binomial name
Botula fusca
(Gmelin, 1791)


  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. 20.