Pecten Reference Libraries

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Pecten Maximus
2013-04-17 11:46:39

The “Great Scallop” or “King Scallop”, Pecten maximus, is a species of scallop, an edible saltwater clam, a marine bivalve mollusk belonging to the family Pectinidae, the scallops. This particular scallop is the type species of the genus. Pecten maximus may in fact be conspecific with Pecten jacobaeus, the “Pilgrim’s Scallop”, which as a much more restricted distribution....

Japanese Baking Scallop Pecten albicans
2013-04-16 21:04:03

Pecten albicans, the common name being Japanese baking scallop, is a species of marine bivalve mollusks belonging to the family Pectinidae, the scallops. This species has a shell with the potential of reaching a size of 95 millimeters, with about 12 radiating ribs. The surface coloration usually ranges from light to dark brown, but it may also be orange or purple. The lower valve is less...

The New Zealand Scallop Pecten novaezealandiae
2013-04-16 20:58:39

The New Zealand Scallop, Pecten novaezealandiae, is a bivalve mollusk belonging to the family Pectinidae, the scallops. This scallop is a native to New Zealand. It can be found in the North Island, Stewart Island, South Island, and the Chatham Islands. It is usually seen on sand, silt, and mud from low tide level to over 90 meters. Large populations can be found at depths of between 10 and...

Giant Lions Paw Nodipecten subnodosus
2013-04-16 20:43:17

Giant Lion’s Paw, Nodipecten subnodosus is a species of scallop belonging to the family Pectinidae. It is a native to Pacific and Gulf of California coasts of the Baja California Peninsula, Mexico, and southward to the western coast of Peru. This scallop releases both eggs and sperm during each annual spawn. The potential for self-fertilization, along with a high fecundity of more than 20...

Rough Scallop Aequipecten muscosus
2013-04-16 20:39:02

The rough scallop, Aequipecten muscosus, has the potential to grow up to 1.75 inches. It has a small and scallop-shaped shell with about 20 strong ribs which have many erect scales or small spines near the margin. The coloration of this rough scallop shell varies from pink to a dark red exterior, often mottled with colors as brown and cream, but it’s also sometimes bright lemon-yellow or...

Queen Scallop Aequipecten opercularis
2013-04-16 20:35:52

The Queen Scallop, Aequipecten opercularis is a species of scallop of medium size. It is an edible marine bivalve mollusk belonging to the family Pectinidae. Being around 7 centimeters in size, this is one of the smaller scallop species that is commercially exploited. The shell of this species is sometimes fairly colorful, and it is also thin and brittle. It features about 20 radiating...

Atlantic Calico Scallop Argopecten gibbus
2013-04-16 20:32:29

The Atlantic Calico Scallop, Argopecten gibbus, is a species of medium-sized edible saltwater clam, specifically a scallop, a marine bivalve mollusk belonging to the family Pectinidae. This particular species grows up to three inches in maximum width, and is similar in shape and sculpturing to the Atlantic bay scallop. Both of the valves of the shell are cupped. The shell that is near the...

Kelp Scallop Leptopecten latiauratus
2013-04-16 20:25:12

Leptopecten latiauratus, the common name being the kelp scallop, is a small saltwater clam, a bivalve mollusk belonging to the family Pectinidae. It resides in water up to 850 feet deep. Similar to other scallops, it has many small primitive eyes around the rim of its mantle and escapes its predators by jet propulsion. The shell can be anywhere between 3 to 5 centimeters in size. It is...

Argopecten Irradians
2013-04-16 19:20:32

Argopecten irradians, previously classified as Aequipecten irradians, also known as Atlantic bay scallop or bay scallop, is an edible species of saltwater clam, a scallop, and a marine bivalve mollusk belonging to the family Pectinidae. This species has five subspecies: A. I. amplicostatus, A. I. concentric us, A. I. arradians, A. I. sablensis, and A. I. taylorae. Image Caption: A live...

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