Seasonal metabolic rates were examined for the sphaeriid clam, Musculium partumeium (Say) from a permanent and a temporary pond. For the fall-born generation from the permanent pond and for the single generation from the temporary pond, metabolic rates peak during periods of greatest growth and reproduction. Metabolic rates were consistently higher for the permanent pond population. These rates for Musculium partumeium extend the available information on the family Sphaeriidae to the genus Musculium.
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Way, Carl M.; Hornbach, Daniel J.; and Burky, Albert J., "Seasonal Metabolism of the Sphaeriid Clam, Musculium partumeium (Say), from a Permanent and a Temporary Pond" (1981). Biology Faculty Publications. 324.