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References used for species in the Family Donacidae
( donax clams )
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Abd-El-Ghany, S.R., 2011 Ultrastucture of spermatogenesis in the bivalve Donax vittatus (Mollusca, Bivalvia). Egypt. J. Exp. Biol. (Zool.) 7(2): 295-303.
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Alagarswami, K., 1966 Studies on some aspects of biology of the wedge-clam, Donax faba Gmelin from Mandapam coast in the Gulf of Mannar. Journal of the Marine Biological Association of India 8(1):56-75.
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Ansell, A.D., 1972 Distribution, growth and seasonal changes in biochemical composition for the bivalve Donax vittatus (da Costa) from Kames Bay, Millport. Journal of Experimental Marine Biology and Ecology 10(2):137-150.
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