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Distribution of introduced marine mollusca in British Columbia Waters
Quayle, D.B. (1964). Distribution of introduced marine mollusca in British Columbia Waters. J. Fish. Res. Bd. Can. 21(5): 1155-1181
In: Journal of the Fisheries Research Board of Canada. The Fisheries Research Board of Canada: Toronto. ISSN 0015-296x, more
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Keywords
    Geographical distribution; Introduced species; Marine molluscs; Metamorphosis; Spat; Spawning grounds; Batillaria cumingi; Crassostrea gigas (Thunberg, 1793) [WoRMS]; Mya arenaria Linnaeus, 1758 [WoRMS]; Nassarius (Ilyanassa) obsoletus (Say, 1822) [WoRMS]; Ocenebra japonica; Purpura clavigera Küster, 1860 [WoRMS]; Teredo navalis Linnaeus, 1758 [WoRMS]; Urosalpinx cinerea (Say, 1822) [WoRMS]; Venerupis japonica; INE, Canada, British Columbia [Marine Regions]; Marine

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  • Quayle, D.B.

Abstract
    The distribution of a number of species of lamellibranchs and gastropods that have been introduced into British Columbia waters largely as a result of oyster cultural operations is discussed. The dispersal routes and barriers are indicated in relation to known hydrographic conditions and circulation patterns. The problems of spawning, larval movements, metamorphosis, and spat survival are examined. The introduced species that are discussed are Crassostrea gigas, Mya arenaria, Venerupis japonica, Ocenebra japonica, Teredo navalis, Nassarius obsoletus, Purpura clavigera, Urosalpinx cinerea and Batillaria cumingi.

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