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Bisexual Mussel


Introduction: Bisexual mussels (Semimytilus algosus) have a male gonad on one side and a female on the other. This hermaphroditic species is small and elongate in shape.

Distribution: Throughout the coastal waters of Namibia from Luderitz north to the Kunene River mouth.

Diet: Filter-feeds through an enlarged sheet-like gill.

Colouration: Smooth brown shell that swells below the apex.

Breeding: Enormous amounts of sperm and eggs develop into planktonic larvae once shed into the water.

Max size: 50mm.

Cape Cross Lodge

Wonderfully situated remote lodge - directly on the beach near the Cape Cross seal colony

Hoanib Skeleton Coast Camp

An upmarket lodge on the Skeleton Coast - only visit-able as part of a fly in safari.

Terrace Bay

Accommodation in the Skeleton Coast, really catering for fisherman but hardened visitors who absolutely have to spend a few nights inside the Skeleton Coast Park may choose to stay here

Torra Bay

A campsite in the Skeleton Coast Park, popular with fisherman during the summer holidays

Car Hire Swakopmund