Living together in mud: New bivalve species dwelling on a sea cucumber discovered in Japan

»»Living together in mud: New bivalve species dwelling on a sea cucumber discovered in Japan

Most bivalves live in sand or mud or attached to rock surface. However, a new bivalve species described from Japan lives on a sea cucumber that burrows in mudflats. This species is attached to the host by thin threads and uses host burrows as shelter from predators. This species is one of the smallest species in the genus, which is probably an adaptation to a narrow host burrow

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