Lisa M. Ragone Calvo, Juanita G. Walker, Eugene M. Burreson, Diseases of Aquatic Organisms
This Diseases of Aquatic Organisms abstract serves as the first documentation of QPX (Quahog Parasite Unknown, a parasite affecting hard shell clams) in the state of Virginia. It reports findings from a sampling program performed in 1996 and 1997 that showed light to moderate parasite intensity ranging from 4% to 48% of each sampling period. At the time this article was published, QPX had not had a significant impact on Virginia’s hard clam fishery and aquaculture industry, but the authors recommend continued monitoring and research. A subscription to Diseases of Aquatic Organisms is necessary to view the full-PDF version of this paper.