Rangia cuneata on the East Coast: Thousand Mile Range Extension, or Resurgence?

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Science  06 Feb 1970:
Vol. 167, Issue 3919, pp. 868-869
DOI: 10.1126/science.167.3919.868


Rangia cuneata, a valuable clam of the estuarine zone where fluctuating salinities (from 0 to 15 parts per thousand) exclude most animals, is now developing large populations in many estuaries from Florida to Maryland. Before 1955 it was thought to be extinct on the East Coast since the Pleistocene and to be living only in Gulf Coast estuaries.

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