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Patinopecten caurinus   (Gould, 1850)

giant Pacific sea scallop

Native range | All suitable habitat | Point map | Year 2100
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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

Threat to humans

Human uses

Fisheries: commercial
FAO(fisheries: production) | FisheriesWiki | 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