littleneck clam

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Related to littleneck clam: Mercenaria, quahaug, Hard clam, Northern quahog
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Noun1.littleneck clam - a quahog when young and small; usually eaten raw; an important food popular in New York
hard-shell clam, quahaug, quahog, round clam - Atlantic coast round clams with hard shells; large clams usually used for chowders or other clam dishes
2.littleneck clam - a young quahog
Mercenaria mercenaria, hard clam, Venus mercenaria, hard-shell clam, quahaug, quahog, round clam - an edible American clam; the heavy shells were used as money by some American Indians
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Ikeda et al., "Allozyme variation of littleneck clam Ruditapes philippinarum and genetic mixture analysis of foreign clams in Ariake Sea and Shiranui Sea off Kyushu Island, Japan," Fisheries Science, vol.
The study of relationship between burrowing behavior and energy consuming process of Japanese littleneck clam (Ruditapes philippinarum) at the stormy conditions in winter.
She knows the difference between the cockle clam (clinocardium nuttalli) and the littleneck clam (venerupis staminea).
Population structure and growth of the Japanese littleneck clam, Ruditapes philippinarum in Amursky Bay, Sea of Japan.
Study on the effects of physical and chemical environmental factors on the Japanese littleneck clam Ruditapes philippinarum.
The most economically lucrative shellfish for commercial growers in Alaska (Pacific oyster and littleneck clam) test positive more than 85% of the time (Table 1).
Dispersal of Japanese littleneck clam Ruditapes philippinarum (Adams and Reeve) in relation to changes of bottom level due to wave action on Banzu tidal flats, Tokyo Bay.
Through drilling activities, very clear evidence of the predation of these species is left in intertidal habitats, most commonly on the Pacific littleneck clam (Protothaca staminea), the butter clam (Saxidomus gigantea), and the Pacific horse clam (Tresus nuttallii).
Bivalve taphonomy: testing the effect of life habits on the shell condition of the littleneck clam Protothaca (Protothaca) staminea (Mollusca: Bivalvia).
Bivalve taphonomy: testing the effect of live habit on shell condition of the littleneck clam Protothaca staminea.
Taxonomic references to the Manila clam (also commonly referred to as the Japanese littleneck clam) in the scientific literature are particularly confusing.
As he became increasingly convinced that bivalve aquaculture could fill the gap caused by the natural limitations of wild shellfish production, his research included the study of both fisheries management and culture techniques, initially for butter and littleneck clams and abalone, and later the Manila clam and Japanese scallop.