Scallops, 3rd Edition

Biology, Ecology, Aquaculture and Fisheries

Scallops, 3rd Edition,Sandra Shumway,G. Parsons,ISBN9780444627100

Shumway   &   Parsons   

Elsevier Science



276 X 216

This third edition discusses all facets of scallop biology, including anatomy, taxonomy, physiology, ecology, larval biology, and neurobiology

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Key Features

  • Offers over 30 detailed chapters on the developments and ecology of scallops
  • Provides chapters on various cultures of scallops in China, Japan, Scandinavia, Eastern North American, Europe, and Eastern North America
  • Includes details of scallop reproduction, nervous system and behavior, genetics, diseases, parasites, and much more
  • Completely updated edition with valuable information on one of the most widely distributed shellfish in the world


Scallops: Biology, Ecology, and Aquaculture, and Fisheries, Third Edition continues to be the definitive resource covering all facets of scallop biology including anatomy, taxonomy, physiology, ecology, larval biology, and neurobiology. More than 30 extensive chapters cover both fisheries and aquaculture for all species of scallops in all countries where they are fished or cultured. This treatise has been updated to include the most recent advances in research and the newest developments in industry. As aquaculture remains one of the fastest-growing animal food-producing sectors, this reference becomes even more vital. It has all the available information on scallops needed to equip researchers to deal with the unique issues in this field throughout the world.


Fisheries, marine biologists, and researchers studying shellfish and the ocean environment

Sandra Shumway

Ph.D., D.Sc.

Affiliations and Expertise

University of Connecticut, Department of Marine Sciences, Groton, CT, USA

G. Parsons

Affiliations and Expertise

Fisheries and Oceans Canada, Aquaculture Science Branch, Ottawa, ON, Canada

Scallops, 3rd Edition

Chapter 1. New Phylogenies of the Pectinidae (Mollusca: Bivalvia): Reconciling Morphological and Molecular Approaches
Chapter 2. Development, Physiology, Behaviour and Ecology of Scallop Larvae
Chapter 3. Structure and Function in Scallops
Chapter 4. Scallop Adductor Muscles: Structure and Function
Chapter 5. Neurobiology and Behaviour of the Scallop
Chapter 6. Reproductive Physiology
Chapter 7. Physiology: Energy Acquisition and Utilisation
Chapter 8. Physiological Integrations and Energy Partitioning
Chapter 9. Nutrition in Pectinids
Chapter 10. Genetics
Chapter 11. Diseases and Parasites of Scallops
Chapter 12. Scallop Ecology: Distributions and Behaviour
Chapter 13. Scallops and Marine Contaminants
Chapter 14. Dynamics, Assessment and Management of Exploited Natural Populations
Chapter 15. Fisheries Sea Scallop, Placopecten magellanicus
Chapter 16. Sea Scallop Aquaculture in the Northwest Atlantic
Chapter 17. Bay Scallop and Calico Scallop Fisheries, Culture and Enhancement in Eastern North America
Chapter 18. Scallops of the West Coast of North America
Chapter 19. The European Scallop Fisheries for Pecten maximus, Aequipecten opercularis and Mimachlamys varia
Chapter 20. European Aquaculture
Chapter 21. Scandinavia
Chapter 22. Japan
Chapter 23. Scallop Culture in China
Chapter 24. Scallops Fisheries and Aquaculture of Northwestern Pacific, Russian Federation
Chapter 25. Scallop Aquaculture and Fisheries in Brazil
Chapter 26. Argentina
Chapter 27. Scallop Fishery and Aquaculture in Chile
Chapter 28. Venezuela
Chapter 29. Mexico
Chapter 30. Scallop Fisheries, Mariculture and Enhancement in Australia
Chapter 31. New Zealand

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