Shell shape analysis and spatial allometry patterns of Manila Clam (Ruditapes philippinarium) in a mesotidal coastal lagoon

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Caill-Milly, Nathalie; Bru, Noëlle; Mahé, Kélig; D'Amico, Franck; (2012)
  • Publisher: Hindawi Publishing Corporation
  • Journal: Journal of Marine Biology (issn: 1687-9481, eissn: 1687-949X)
  • Related identifiers: doi: 10.1155/2012/281206
  • Subject: coquillage | morphométrie | GC1-1581 | Oceanography | allométrie | Article Subject | ruditapes philippinarum;palourde japonaise | Biology (General) | QH301-705.5

While gradual allometric changes of shells are intrinsically driven by genotype, morphometrical shifts can also be modulated by local environmental conditions. Consequently the common use of a unique dimension (usually length) to assess bivalves’ growth may mask phenoty... View more
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