Residence Description

Residence Description for the Atlantic Mud-piddock (Barnea truncata) in Canada

The Atlantic Mud-piddock’s burrow is its residence. Once a Mud-piddock larva settles on its preferred red mudstone substrate, it invests energy in creating a burrow that is essential to its survival. The Mud-piddock grows and matures in its burrow. It feeds and releases spawn from within its burrows where it remains for the duration of its adult life stage.

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