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The asiatic clam, Corbicula fluminea (Müller), in the tidal Potomac River, Maryland

Estuaries

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DOI: 10.2307/1351560

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Abstract

The Asiatic clam,Corbicula fluminea (Müller), has extended its range to include the tidal fresh-water portion of the Potomac River, Maryland. Though patchily distributed, the clams have attained densities of 665 m−2. Size-class distributions indicate that the clams first appeared in 1975. About 90% of the population belong to year-class I and were less than 12 mm in length. Elsewhere, this species has created severe water quality problems; it should be closely watched in the Potomac.

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Publication type:
Article
Publication Subtype:
Journal Article
Title:
The asiatic clam, Corbicula fluminea (Müller), in the tidal Potomac River, Maryland
Series title:
Estuaries
DOI:
10.2307/1351560
Volume
3
Issue:
2
Year Published:
1980
Language:
English
Publisher:
Springer
Description:
2 p.
First page:
150
Last page:
151
Online Only (Y/N):
N
Additional Online Files(Y/N):
N