Scallops Biology, Ecology and Aquaculture, Volume 35, Second Edition
(Developments in Aquaculture and Fisheries Science)
by Sandra Shumway
Edition: 2nd., Vol. 35, 2006
Serie: Developments in Aquaculture and Fisheries Science
Scallops are among the better known shellfish and are widely distributed throughout the world. They are of great economic importance, support both commercial fisheries and mariculture efforts and occupy a unique niche in the marine environment.They have been the subject of numerous research efforts and their high economic stature encourages aquaculture efforts by both academicians and industrial researchers. The rapid growth, early maturity and high economic value of many scallop species offer special inducement to mariculturists.
Scallops are already cultured successfully in a number of geographic locations and emphasis is increasing globally. Further, scallops play an important role in the structure and function of the communities of which they are a characteristic and important component.
Contributions from world leaders in scallop research and culture cover all facets of scallop biology including anatomy, taxonomy, physiology, ecology, larval biology and neurobiology. Chapters are also devoted to diseases and parasites, genetics, population dynamics and the adductor muscle, with extensive reference lists provided for each chapter.