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Noun1.Mercenaria - a genus of VeneridaeMercenaria - a genus of Veneridae      
mollusk genus - a genus of mollusks
family Veneridae, Veneridae - hard-shell clams
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Most of them had been sealed inside fossil Mercenaria campechiensis or southern quahogs.
An example is the hard clam Mercenaria mercenaria, where unsustainable fishing mortality led to recruitment overfishing in both North Carolina and New York (Peterson 2002, Kraeuter et al.
The bivalves are eastern oysters, Crassostrea virginica; northern quahogs, Mercenaria mercenaria; softshell clams, Mya arenaria; and bay scallops, Argopecten irradians spp.
meretrix (Li et al., 2011), 50.0% in clam Mercenaria mercenaria was 65.0% (Wang et al., 2010) and 36.0% in freshwater mussel Villosa lienosa (Wang et al., 2015).
En cuanto a la acidificacion, se reportaron menores tasas de crecimiento para larvas de Mercenaria mercenaria, Argopecten irradians y C.
There are two species of hard clam in Florida: the northern quahog (Mercenaria mercenaria) and the southern quahog (Mercenaria campechiensis).
The parasites, Minchinia tapetis and Minchinia mercenaria, are normally found in the USA and have devastated commercial clam farms in Virginia in the USA.
Aureococcus anophagefferens causes severe, density-dependent growth inhibition, mass mortalities, recruitment failure, and reduced clearance rates of commercially important, suspension-feeding bivalves occurring in these shallow bays, including blue mussels, Mytilus edulis; northern quahogs (= hard clams), Mercenaria mercenaria; and bay scallops, Argopecten irradians (reviewed by Bricelj and Lonsdale, 1997; Gobler et al., 2005).