Quahog Development and Growth

Rhode Island Sea Grant

This Rhode Island Sea Grant page features information regarding growth and development of a specific species (Mercenaria mencenaria) of Quahog, a hard-shell clam. The page begins with information about eggs and fertilization, takes readers through embryonic and larval stages, and concludes with a discussion on clam growth. Links direct users to related Sea Grant informational pages.

Subject: Biology, Ecology:Habitats:Marine, Biology:Ecology:Metabolism, Biology:Microbiology
Resource Type: Scientific Resources:Overview/Reference Work, Audio/Visual:Images/Illustrations
Grade Level: College Lower (13-14), Middle (6-8), High School (9-12)
Ocean Environments: Coastal and Estuarine
Topics: Biosphere:Ecology:Habitats:Freshwater, Marine, Biosphere:Ecology, Microbiology