Accession Number : ADA189654

Title :   Species Profiles. Life Histories and Environmental Requirements of Coastal Fishes and Invertebrates (Pacific Northwest). Common Littleneck Clam.

Descriptive Note : Biological rept.,

Corporate Author : WASHINGTON UNIV SEATTLE SCHOOL OF FISHERIES

Personal Author(s) : Chew, Kenneth K ; Ma, Alex P

PDF Url : ADA189654

Report Date : Aug 1987

Pagination or Media Count : 30

Abstract : Species profiles are literature summaries of the taxonomy, morphology, distribution, life history, and environmental requirements of coastal aquatic species. They are prepared to assist in environmental impact assessment. The common littleneck clam (Protothaca staminea) is important both in recreational and commercial fisheries in the Pacific Northwest region. This review describes the life history (spawning, egg and larval stages, postlarvae and juveniles, maturity, and life span), growth characteristics, commercial and sport fishes, aquaculture, ecological role, and environmental requirements of the species. An updated literature cited section is also included. Keywords: Estuaries, Life cycles, Growth(Physiology), Fisheries, Salinity, Temperature, Depth, Sediments, Feeding habits, Contaminants, Water pollution, Competition, Aquaculture, Predators, Marine biology, Reproduction(Physiology), Life history, Ecological role, Common littleneck clam, Protothaca staminea.

Descriptors :   *MARINE BIOLOGY, *CLAMS, COASTAL REGIONS, COMMERCE, ECOLOGY, ENVIRONMENTAL IMPACT, ENVIRONMENTS, ESTUARIES, FEEDING, FISHERIES, FISHES, HABITS, HISTORY, INVERTEBRATES, LARVAE, LIFE CYCLES, LIFE SPAN(BIOLOGY), LIFE(BIOLOGY), PROFILES, RECREATION, REQUIREMENTS, SALINITY, SEDIMENTS, TAXONOMY, WATER POLLUTION, YOUTH, SCIENTIFIC LITERATURE, GROWTH(PHYSIOLOGY), REPRODUCTION(PHYSIOLOGY)

Subject Categories : Biological Oceanography

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE