Identify a mussel

Asked April 21, 2018, 2:15 PM EDT

We recently purchased property in Livingston county that contains a spring fed pond. Can you identify what kind of mussels we have in the pond? See the attached photos. Is a mussel this size the sign of a healthy pond? And what kind of wild life eats this kind of shellfish? Thank you!

Livingston County Michigan

1 Response

I apologize for the delay in responding. This is not a species that is cultured and it would be hard to identify it by a picture. I would suggest contacting your local fish and wildlife division and they should be able to help you.