Chesapeake Science

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The effect of the pea crab,Pinnotheres maculatus Say, on growth of the bay scallop,Argopecten irradians concentricus (Say)

  • William L. Kruczynski
Short Papers and Notes


Bay scallops containing adult female pea crabs are slightly smaller than noninfected scallops. Infected scallops tend to weigh less than noninfected of the same size. The growth of 3 size groups of infected and noninfected scallops was measured over a 3 month period and infected scallops grew less than noninfected.


Shell Height Mantle Cavity Purse Seine Scallop Height Female Crab 
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© Estuarine Research Federation 1972

Authors and Affiliations

  • William L. Kruczynski
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  1. 1.Institute of Marine SciencesUniversity of North CarolinaMorehead City

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