soft-shell clam

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Synonyms for soft-shell clam

an edible clam with thin oval-shaped shell found in coastal regions of the United States and Europe

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Relative importance of predation and intraspecific competition in regulating growth and survival of juveniles of the soft-shell clam, Mya arenaria L., at several spatial scales.
Isolation of a viral agent causing hematopoietic neoplasia in the soft-shell clam, Mya arenaria.
A leukemia-like disease in soft-shell clams is a contagious cancer that spreads from clam to clam, a new study finds.
But again, neoplasia is implicated in the soft-shell clam crash, though apparently less so in the areas reserved for Barnstable's commercial shell-fishing.
Atlantic soft-shell clams or Ipswich clams are sold mostly in Southern California; they come in live (for steaming) and shucked and cleaned (for frying).
For example, if all the homogenates contained benzo(a)pyrene just below the detection limit of 1 [micro]g/kg, the associated cancer risk would be close to 1.77 x [10.sup.-6] for a daily intake of 17 g of soft-shell clam meat and 9.9 x [10.sup.-6] for a daily intake of 95 g.
Prior studies by Fisher (2010) found that stomach contents in rays captured adjacent to commercial oyster grounds were dominated by soft-shell clams, mussels, and crabs, not available oysters.
Three species were examined in this study: hard clams (Mercenaria mercenaria), soft-shell clams (Mya arenaria), and bay scallops (Argopecten irradians).
In vitro fertilization and subsequent developmental studies are easily conducted in the surf clam, Spisula solidissima (16,17,19-21), but to our knowledge are not successful in either soft-shell clam or squid.
Patterns of p53, p73 and mortalin gene expression associated with hemocyte polyploidy in the soft-shell clam, Mya arenaria.
The control of soft-shell clam (Mya arenaria) recruitment on intertidal sandflats by bedload sediment transport.
Seasonal aspects of sarcomatous neoplasia in Mya arenaria (soft-shell clam) from Long Island Sound.
Biotic and abiotic factors influencing growth and survival in wild and cultured individuals of the soft-shell clam, Mya arenaria, in Maine.
A comparative study of age and growth in Mya arenaria (soft-shell clam) from three populations in Long Island Sound.