Accession Number : ADA181592

Title :   Species Profiles. Life Histories and Environmental Requirements of Coastal Fishes and Invertebrates (Mid-Atlantic). Softshell Clam.

Descriptive Note : Biological rept.,

Corporate Author : HAMPTON UNIV VA DEPT OF BIOLOGICAL SCIENCES

Personal Author(s) : Abraham,Barbara J ; Dillon,Perian L

PDF Url : ADA181592

Report Date : Aug 1986

Pagination or Media Count : 27

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: Softshell clam; Mya arenarial; Steamer; Long clam; Gaper; Long-neck clam; Manninose; Life cycles; Habitat; Reproduction; Marine biology.

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

Subject Categories : Biology
      Biological Oceanography

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE