Accession Number:

ADA181584

Title:

Species Profiles. Life Histories and Environmental Requirements of Coastal Fishes and Invertebrates (Gulf of Mexico). American Oyster.

Descriptive Note:

Biological rept.,

Corporate Author:

MAINE COOPERATIVE FISHERY RESEARCH UNIT ORONO

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1986-07-01

Pagination or Media Count:

32.0

Abstract:

This species profile is one of a series on coastal aquatic organisms, principally fish, of sport, commercial, or ecological importance. The profiles are designed to provide coastal managers, engineers, and biologists with a brief comprehensive sketch of the biological characteristics and environmental requirements of the species and to describe how populations of the species may be expected to react to environmental changes caused by coastal development. Each profile has sections on taxonomy, life history, ecological role, environmental requirements, and economic importance, if applicable. Keywords American oyster Crassostrea virginica Eastern oyster Life cycles Reproduction Habitats Marine biology.

Subject Categories:

  • Biological Oceanography

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE