, Volume 3, Issue 2, pp 150–151 | Cite as

The asiatic clam,Corbicula fluminea (Müller), in the tidal Potomac River, Maryland

  • Paul V. Dresler
  • Robert L. Cory
Short Papers and Notes


The Asiatic clam,Corbicula fluminea (Müller), has extended its range to include the tidal fresh-water portion of the Potomac River, Maryland. Though patchily distributed, the clams have attained densities of 665 m−2. Size-class distributions indicate that the clams first appeared in 1975. About 90% of the population belong to year-class I and were less than 12 mm in length. Elsewhere, this species has created severe water quality problems; it should be closely watched in the Potomac.


Asiatic Clam Salt Front Corbicula Fluminea Transect Station Asiatic Clam Corbicula 
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© Estuarine Research Federation 1980

Authors and Affiliations

  • Paul V. Dresler
    • 1
  • Robert L. Cory
    • 1
  1. 1.U.S. Geological SurveyEdgewater

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