Gametogenic cycle of Rangia cuneata (Mactridae, Mollusca) in Mobile Bay, Alabama, with comments on geographic variation

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  • Clams in the early active phase were found from February through April; those in the late active phase predominated in May. Gonads were ripe from July through September and were partially spawned from September through October. Clams became spent between November and January. The interactive effects of temperature, salinity and nutrients can account for the differences in the timing and length of the stages of the gametogenic cycle between locations. -from Authors
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  • Jovanovich MC; Marion KR
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