Biology of the Hard Clam - 1st Edition - ISBN: 9780444819086, 9780080528014

Biology of the Hard Clam, Volume 31

1st Edition

Editors: J.N. Kraeuter M. Castagna
Hardcover ISBN: 9780444819086
eBook ISBN: 9780080528014
Imprint: Elsevier Science
Published Date: 26th April 2001
Page Count: 772
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Table of Contents

Preface. List of Contributors.

Section 1. Descriptive Biology. Systematics and taxonomy (M.E. Harte). Shell structure and age determination (L.W. Fritz). Embryogenesis and organogenesis of veligers and early juveniles (M.R. Carriker). Anatomy and histology of Mercenaria mercenaria (A.F. Eble).

Reproduction in Mercenaria mercenaria (A.G. Eversole). Genetics of hard clams, Mercenaria mercenaria (T.J. Hilbish).

Section 2. Environmental Biology. Functional morphology and behavior of shelled veligers and early juveniles (M.R. Carriker). Physiological ecology of Mercenaria mercenaria (R.E. Grizzel, V.M. Bricelj, S.E. Shumway). Demography and dynamics of hard clam populations (S.R. Fegley). Integrating nutritional physiology and ecology to explain interactions between physics and biology in Mercenaria mercenaria (C.H. Peterson). Predators and predation (J.N. Kraeuter). Pests, parasites, diseases, and defense mechanisms of the hard clam, Mercenaria mercenaria (S.E. Ford).

Section 3. Fisheries, Aquaculture and Human Interactions. Management of hard clam stocks, Mercenaria mercenaria (J.L. McHugh†). A history of hard clamming (C.L. MacKenzie Jr., D.L. Taylor, W.S. Arnold).
Aquaculture of the hard clam,Mercenaria(M. Castagna). Introduction of the hard clam (Mercenaria mercenaria) to the Pacific coast of North America with notes on its introduction to Puerto Rico, England, and France (K.K. Chew). References index. Species index. General index.


Description

Preface. List of Contributors.

Section 1. Descriptive Biology. Systematics and taxonomy (M.E. Harte). Shell structure and age determination (L.W. Fritz). Embryogenesis and organogenesis of veligers and early juveniles (M.R. Carriker). Anatomy and histology of Mercenaria mercenaria (A.F. Eble).

Reproduction in Mercenaria mercenaria (A.G. Eversole). Genetics of hard clams, Mercenaria mercenaria (T.J. Hilbish).

Section 2. Environmental Biology. Functional morphology and behavior of shelled veligers and early juveniles (M.R. Carriker). Physiological ecology of Mercenaria mercenaria (R.E. Grizzel, V.M. Bricelj, S.E. Shumway). Demography and dynamics of hard clam populations (S.R. Fegley). Integrating nutritional physiology and ecology to explain interactions between physics and biology in Mercenaria mercenaria (C.H. Peterson). Predators and predation (J.N. Kraeuter). Pests, parasites, diseases, and defense mechanisms of the hard clam, Mercenaria mercenaria (S.E. Ford).

Section 3. Fisheries, Aquaculture and Human Interactions. Management of hard clam stocks, Mercenaria mercenaria (J.L. McHugh†). A history of hard clamming (C.L. MacKenzie Jr., D.L. Taylor, W.S. Arnold).
Aquaculture of the hard clam,Mercenaria(M. Castagna). Introduction of the hard clam (Mercenaria mercenaria) to the Pacific coast of North America with notes on its introduction to Puerto Rico, England, and France (K.K. Chew). References index. Species index. General index.


Details

No. of pages:
772
Language:
English
Copyright:
© Elsevier Science 2001
Published:
Imprint:
Elsevier Science
eBook ISBN:
9780080528014
Hardcover ISBN:
9780444819086

Reviews

@qu:...Anyone involved with an aspect of Mercenaria mercenaria biology will find this book to be a very comprehensive source of information. @source:World Aquaculture @from:G.J. Parsons @qu:...The book is of value for hard clam and molluscan researchers and students not only for its extensive review and synthesis of the literature, but also for highlighting further research opportunities. @source:Journal of Shellfish Research @from:R. Mann @qu:...it should be on the shelf of both shellfish biologists and shallow water ecologists as a reference for many years to come. @source:Aquaculture @from:G.J. Parsons @qu:...yet another important addition to the Developments series. ...The book is of value for hard clam and molluscan researchers and students not only for its extensive review and synthesis of the literature, but also for highlighting further research opportunities. @source:National Shellfisheries Association


About the Editors

J.N. Kraeuter Editor

Affiliations and Expertise

Haskin Shellfish Research Laboratory, Institute of Marine and Coastal Sciences, Rutgers University, 6959 Miller Avenue, Port Norris, NJ, USA

M. Castagna Editor

Affiliations and Expertise

Eastern Shore Laboratory, Virginia Institute of Marine Science, College of William and Mary, Wachapreague, VA, USA