Virginia Institute of Marine Science
A study of the hard clam, Mercenaria mercenaria (Linnaeus, 1758) resources of Virginia is currently being conducted. One important aspect, their growth in this region, has been limited to the study of small juveniles (HAVEN & ANDREWS, 1957). Our objectives were to demonstrate that M. mercenaria growth functions could readily be derived and statistically contrasted, and, subsequently, the age-size relationship could be estimated.
Contribution (Virginia Institute of Marine Science) no. 497.
Loesch, Joseph G. and Haven, Dexter S., Estimated growth functions and size-age relationships of the hard clam, Mercenaria mercenaria, in the York River, Virginia (1973). Veliger, 16(1), 76-81.