Accession Number : ADA181583

Title :   Species Profiles. Life Histories and Environmental Requirements of Coastal Fishes and Invertebrates (South Atlantic). American Oyster.

Descriptive Note : Biological rept.,

Corporate Author : SOUTH CAROLINA MARINE RESOURCES RESEARCH INST CHARLESTON

Personal Author(s) : Burrell,Victor G. , Jr

Report Date : JUL 1986

Pagination or Media Count : 25

Abstract : This species profile is one of a series on coastal aquatic organisms, principally fish, of sport, commercial, or ecological importance. The profiles are designed to provide coastal managers, engineers, and biologists with a brief comprehensive sketch of the biological characteristics and environmental requirements of the species and to describe how populations of the species may be expected to react to environmental changes caused by coastal development. Each profile has sections on taxonomy, life history, ecological role, environmental requirements, and economic importance, if applicable. Keywords: Crassostrea virginica; American oyster; Eastern oyster; Life cycles; Reproduction; Habitats; Marine biology.

Descriptors :   *OYSTERS, *MARINE BIOLOGY, COASTAL REGIONS, ECOLOGY, ENVIRONMENTS, REQUIREMENTS, LIFE CYCLES, BIOLOGY, AQUATIC ORGANISMS, FISHES, INVERTEBRATES, HISTORY, LIFE(BIOLOGY), POPULATION, REPRODUCTION(PHYSIOLOGY), SALINITY, FEEDING, ESTUARIES, TAXONOMY

Subject Categories : Biology
      Biological Oceanography

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE