Scallops: Biology, Ecology and Aquaculture / Edition 2

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Scallops are among the better known shellfish and are widely distributed throughout the world. They are of great economic importance, support both commercial fisheries and mariculture efforts and occupy a unique niche in the marine environment. Contributions from world leaders in scallop research and culture cover all facets of scallop biology including anatomy, taxonomy, physiology, ecology, larval biology and neurobiology. Chapters are also devoted to diseases and parasites, genetics, population dynamics and the adductor muscle, with extensive reference lists provided for each chapter.

Since the publication of the first edition of Scallops: Biology, Ecology and Aquaculture in 1991, commercial interest in scallops has grown globally and this is reflected in the seventeen extensive chapters covering both fisheries and aquaculture for all species of scallops in all countries where they are fished or cultured. The Second Edition is the only comprehensive treatise on the biology of scallops and is the definitive reference source for advanced undergraduate and graduate students, mariculturists, managers and researchers. It is a valuable reference for anyone interested in staying abreast of the latest advances in scallops.

• Offers over 30 detailed chapters on the developments and ecology of scallops
• Provides chapters on various cultures of scallops in China, Japan, Scandinivia, Eastern North American, Europe, and Eastern North America
• Includes details of their reproduction, nervous system and behavior, genetics, disease and parasites, and much more
• Complete updated version of the first edition

Scallops are among the better known shellfishes and are widely distributed throughout the world. They are of worldwide economic importance and support both commercial fisheries and mariculture efforts. This book covers all aspects of scallop biology, including anatomy, physiology, ecology, larval biology and neurobiology. Chapters are also devoted to the adductor muscle and population dynamics. Commercial fisheries and aquaculture are discussed in detail for all countries/species where scallops are harvested or grown.

This volume forms the only comprehensive treatise on the biology of scallops. Extensive reference lists are included. It should be of interest to advanced undergraduate/graduate students, mariculturists, aquaculturists and other marine research workers

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Table of Contents

Ch. 1 New phylogenies of the pectinidae (mollusca : bivalvia) : reconciling morphological and molecular approaches
Ch. 2 Development, physiology, behaviour and ecology of scallop larvae
Ch. 3 Structure and function in scallops
Ch. 4 Scallop adductor muscles : structure and function
Ch. 5 Neurobiology and behaviour of the scallop
Ch. 6 Reproductive physiology
Ch. 7 Physiology : energy acquisition and utilisation
Ch. 8 Physiological integrations and energy partitioning
Ch. 9 Nutrition in pectinids
Ch. 10 Genetics
Ch. 11 Diseases and parasites of scallops
Ch. 12 Scallop ecology : distributions and behaviour
Ch. 13 Scallops and marine contaminants
Ch. 14 Dynamics, assessment and management of exploited natural populations
Ch. 15 Fisheries sea scallop, Placopecten magellanicus
Ch. 16 Sea scallop aquaculture in the Northwest Atlantic
Ch. 17 Bay scallop and calico scallop fisheries, culture and enhancement in Eastern North America
Ch. 18 Scallops of the west coast of North America
Ch. 19 The European scallop fisheries of Pecten maximus, Aequipecten opercularis and Mimachlamys varia
Ch. 20 European aquaculture
Ch. 21 Scandinavia
Ch. 22 Japan
Ch. 23 Scallop culture in China
Ch. 24 Scallops fisheries and aquaculture of Northwestern Pacific, Russian federation
Ch. 25 Scallop aquaculture and fisheries in Brazil
Ch. 26 Argentina
Ch. 27 Scallop fishery and aquaculture in Chile
Ch. 28 Venezuela
Ch. 29 Mexico
Ch. 30 Scallop fisheries, mariculture and enhancement in Australia
Ch. 31 New Zealand
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