Asian clams: Exposure to parasites
Overall effectiveness category Awaiting assessment
Number of studies: 0
Background information and definitions
Parasites have the potential to control clam populations by reducing production of offspring, increasing risk of predation, slowing growth rates or causing death. Studies in Asian clams Corbicula spp. have focussed on their use as a tool for monitoring water-borne parasites of interest to humans, rather than identifying parasites that may regulate clam populations.