A 68 mm long left valve of Mutela alata (Lea, 1864) from near Monkey Bay in the southern part of Lake Malaŵi shows well repaired trauma more or less in the centre. It is obvious that the animal has lived and prospered for some time after the event. Speculations on what may have caused this type of damage (predation by Openbill Stork Anastomus lamelligerus?) are presented


CC BY-NC 4.0 NL ("Naamsvermelding-NietCommercieel")

Nederlandse Malacologische Vereniging

A.C. van Bruggen. (2009). Repaired damage to a shell of Mutela alata (Lea) (Bivalvia, Unionoida) from Lake Malaŵi. Basteria, 73(1/3), 81–84.