Submitted by Dana Morse on Wed, 02/20/2019 - 15:04

Mud Blister Worms and Oyster Aquaculture

This report is for oyster producers interested in controlling mud blister worms, which when present in large numbers can reduce the value of oysters sold to the half-shell market. Although other species of blister-causing worms occur in several genera including Polydora, Pseudopolydora, and Boccardia, this report focuses specifically on Polydora websteri.