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Patinopecten caurinus   (Gould, 1850)

giant Pacific sea scallop

Native range
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Classification / Names Common names | Synonyms | CoL | ITIS | WoRMS

Bivalvia | Ostreoida | Pectinidae

Environment / Climate / Range Ecology

Benthic; depth range 2 - 300 m (Ref. 114301), usually 60 - 120 m (Ref. 114306).  Temperate, preferred 7°C (Ref. 107945); 64°N - 36°N, 179°W - 120°W

Distribution Countries | FAO areas | Ecosystems | Occurrences | Introductions

Eastern Pacific: From Pribilof Islands, Alaska to Point Sur, California, USA. Temperate to boreal.

Length at first maturity / Size / Weight / Age

Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm Max length : 28.0 cm SHL male/unsexed; (Ref. 95344); max. reported age: 15 years (Ref. 8702)

Biology     Glossary (e.g. epibenthic)

Found in small depressions on sandy-gravely substrates (Ref. 95344). Members of the class Bivalvia are mostly gonochoric, some are protandric hermaphrodites. Life cycle: Embryos develop into free-swimming trocophore larvae, succeeded by the bivalve veliger, resembling a miniature clam (Ref. 833).

Life cycle and mating behavior Maturity | Reproduction | Spawning | Eggs | Fecundity | Larvae

Members of the class Bivalvia are mostly gonochoric, some are protandric hermaphrodites. Life cycle: Embryos develop into free-swimming trocophore larvae, succeeded by the bivalve veliger, resembling a miniature clam.

Main reference References | Coordinator | Collaborators

Ignell, S. and E. Haynes. 2000. (Ref. 386)

IUCN Red List Status (Ref. 115185)

CITES status (Ref. 108899)

Not Evaluated

CMS (Ref. 116361)

Not Evaluated

Threat to humans

Human uses

Fisheries: commercial
FAO(fisheries: production) | FishSource | Sea Around Us

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Mass conversion

Internet sources

BHL | BOLD Systems | CISTI | DiscoverLife | FAO(fisheries: ; publication : search) | GenBank (genome, nucleotide) | GloBI | GOBASE | Google Books | Google Scholar | Google | ispecies | PubMed | Scirus | Tree of Life | uBio | uBio RSS | Wikipedia (Go, Search) | Zoological Record

Estimates of some properties based on models

Vulnerability (Ref. 71543)
Low to moderate vulnerability (32 of 100)
Price category (Ref. 80766)
Low