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dc.contributor.authorRidgway, Iain D.  Concept link
dc.contributor.authorRichardson, C. A.  Concept link
dc.contributor.authorEnos, Edward  Concept link
dc.contributor.authorUngvari, Z.  Concept link
dc.contributor.authorAustad, S. N.  Concept link
dc.contributor.authorPhilipp, E. E. R.  Concept link
dc.contributor.authorCsiszar, Anna  Concept link
dc.date.accessioned2011-05-09T19:00:33Z
dc.date.available2011-05-09T19:00:33Z
dc.date.issued2011-04
dc.identifier.citationJournal of Shellfish Research 30 (2011): 35-38en_US
dc.identifier.urihttps://hdl.handle.net/1912/4554
dc.descriptionAuthor Posting. © National Shellfisheries Association, 2011. This article is posted here by permission of National Shellfisheries Association for personal use, not for redistribution. The definitive version was published in Journal of Shellfish Research 30 (2011): 35-38, doi:10.2983/035.030.0106.en_US
dc.description.abstractTwenty-two large shells (>90 mm shell height) from a sample of live collected hard shell clams, Mercenaria mercenaria, from Buzzards Bay, Woods Hole, Cape Cod, MA, were subjected to sclerochronological analysis. Annually resolved growth lines in the hinge region and margin of the shell were identified and counted; the age of the oldest clam shell was determined to be at least 106 y. This age represents a considerable increase in the known maximum life span for M. mercenaria, more than doubling the maximum recorded life span of the species (46 y). More than 85% of the clam shells aged had more than 46 annual increments, the previous known maximum life span for the species. In this article we present growth rate and growth performance indicators (the overall growth performance and phi prime) for this record-breaking population of M. mercenaria. Recently discovered models of aging require accurate age records and growth parameters for bivalve populations if they are to be utilized to their full potential.en_US
dc.description.sponsorshipThis work was supported by grants from the American Diabetes Association (to Z. U.), American Federation for Aging Research (to A. C.), the University of Oklahoma College of Medicine Alumni Association (to A. C.), the BBSRC (to C. A. R.),the National Institutes of Health (AT006526 and HL077256 to Z. U.; AG022873 and AG025063 to S. N. A.), and the DFG Cluster of Excellence ‘‘Future Ocean’’ (to E. P.).en_US
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dc.publisherNational Shellfisheries Associationen_US
dc.relation.urihttps://doi.org/10.2983/035.030.0106
dc.subjectLongevity recorden_US
dc.subjectMercenaria mercenariaen_US
dc.subjectMaximum life spanen_US
dc.titleNew species longevity record for the northern quahog (=hard clam), Mercenaria mercenariaen_US
dc.typeArticleen_US
dc.identifier.doi10.2983/035.030.0106


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