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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....

Annachlamys Flabellata
2013-04-16 21:07:45

Annachlamys flabellata is a species of scallop, a marine bivalve mollusk belonging to the family Pectinidae. It can be found in the sublittoral zone of the continental shelf north of Australia. This species has the potential to grow between 2.4 and 3.9 inches in length. The shell is inequitable and moderately compressed. The valve on the right is more inflated and is less convex than the...

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...

Spear Scallop Chlamys hastata
2013-04-16 20:52:10

Chlamys hastata, otherwise known as the spear scallop, spiny scallop, or swimming scallop, is a species of bivalve mollusk belonging to the family Pectinidae. This species can be found on the west coast of North America from the Gulf of Alaska to San Diego, California. A limited amount of these scallops are harvested by divers or by narrow trawls off of the west coast of Canada. The spiny...

The Variegated Scallop Chlamys varia
2013-04-16 20:46:42

The Variegated Scallop, Chlamys varia, is a species of small scallop, a marine bivalve mollusk belonging to the family Pectinidae, the scallops. This species of scallop can be found in the North Sea, the English Channel, the Atlantic Ocean, and the Red Sea. The scallop is a shallow-living species, residing up to about 100 meters in depth along coastal rocky areas. The shell ranges in...

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...

Word of the Day
vermicular
  • Like a worm in form or movement; vermiform; tortuous or sinuous; also, writhing or wriggling.
  • Like the track or trace of a worm; appearing as if worm-eaten; vermiculate.
  • Marked with fine, close-set, wavy or tortuous lines of color; vermiculated.
  • A form of rusticated masonry which is so wrought as to appear thickly indented with worm-tracks.
This word ultimately comes from the Latin 'vermis,' worm.
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