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Pomacea insularum (Gastropoda: Ampullariidae) is a common, nonindigenous species in many parts of the world and an important consumer of aquatic macrophytes. We conducted laboratory trials to quantify the rates of consumption of native and nonindigenous aquatic plants in Florida, where this snail...
A scanning electron microscope study of the periostracum of 50 species of venerid bivalves revealed that periostracal calcification in the form of aragonitic needles and shorter pins is widespread within the family. Together with organic and sediment coatings that are found in some species, these...