Life history and ecology of Elliptio complanatus

TitleLife history and ecology of Elliptio complanatus
Publication TypeThesis
Year of Publication1946
AuthorsMatteson MR
DegreeDoctor of Philosophy
Number of Pages134 pp.
UniversityUniversity of Michigan
CityAnn Arbor, MI
KeywordsTAXONOMY
Abstract

1. The study of the life history and certain aspects of the ecology of Elliptio complanatus was undertaken for the purpose of accomplishing the following objectives: (a) To discover the details of the different stages in the life cycle of the mussel. (b) To investigate as many varied ecological situations as possible to which Elliptio complanatus was exposed, both naturally and experimentally. (c) To gain significant information which might be of value in dealing with mussels which are of greater economic importance.