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        Selection, Deception, and Reproduction: Mimicry in Freshwater Mussels

        Learn how a species of freshwater mussel employs a sneaky form of mimicry to spread its larvae in this video from the award-winning series NATURE. These mussels have an adaptation on part of their anatomy to mimic the appearance of fish in order to dupe passing fish.

        Support materials explore this parasitic reproductive cycle and how the mussel’s adaptation evolved.

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