Mercenaria mercenaria

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Related to Mercenaria mercenaria: Mya arenaria
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Noun1.Mercenaria mercenaria - an edible American clamMercenaria mercenaria - an edible American clam; the heavy shells were used as money by some American Indians
clam - burrowing marine mollusk living on sand or mud; the shell closes with viselike firmness
genus Venus, Venus - type genus of the family Veneridae: genus of edible clams with thick oval shells
littleneck, littleneck clam - a young quahog
cherrystone, cherrystone clam - a half-grown quahog
hard-shell clam, quahaug, quahog, round clam - Atlantic coast round clams with hard shells; large clams usually used for chowders or other clam dishes
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edulis, the eastern oyster (Crassostrea virginica Gmelin, 1791), and Mercenaria mercenaria under varying food concentrations and indicated that the last species exhibited the poorest feeding efficiency at the highest ration level (reduced feeding rate, with increased pseudofecal production).
The shells of Mercenaria mercenaria are composed of three distinct shell layers: an outer prismatic layer and a middle and an inner homogeneous layer.
For the cross-species transferability tests, DNA extraction from adductor muscle tissues using the same method was conducted in three other clam species, including Mercenaria mercenaria, Gomphina aequilatera, and Meretrix lyrata, belonging to three different genus of the family Veneridae (Fig.
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).
The effects of elevated carbon dioxide concentrations on the metamorphosis, size, and survival of larval hard clams (Mercenaria mercenaria), bay scallops (Argopecten irradians), and Eastern oysters (Crassostrea virginica).
There are two species of hard clam in Florida: the northern quahog (Mercenaria mercenaria) and the southern quahog (Mercenaria campechiensis).
(1973): Petroleum hydrocarbons in Narragansett Bay.1.survey of hydrocarbons in sediments and clams (Mercenaria mercenaria).
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).
Changes in phytoplankton communities from diatom/dinoflagellate dominants to greater abundances of microflagellates, raphidophytes, and bloom forming pelagophytes (e.g., Aureococcus anophagefferens, the causative agent of brown tides) often lead to dramatic losses of shellfish resources, (e.g., hard clams, Mercenaria mercenaria, and bay scallops, Argopecten irradians).
Carmichael of the Dauphin Island Sea Lab and her colleagues have used stable isotope techniques on the clam Mercenaria mercenaria, to yield valuable information on wastewater inputs in coastal waters.
To identify other baits, the activity in the pallial nerve of whelks was determined during exposure of the osphradium to odorant solutions prepared from horseshoe crab eggs, horseshoe crab hemolymph, and hard clam (Mercenaria mercenaria) tissue.