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Pecten maximus   (Linnaeus, 1758)

great Atlantic scallop

Native range | All suitable habitat | Point map | Year 2100
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Pecten maximus   AquaMaps   Data sources: GBIF OBIS
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Classification Common names | Synonyms | CoL | ITIS | WoRMS

Bivalvia | Ostreoida | Pectinidae

Main reference References | Biblio | Coordinator | Collaborators

Jennings, S., J. Lancaster, A. Woolmer and J. Cotter. 1999. (Ref. 3123)

Size / Weight / Age

Max length : 17.0 cm SHD male/unsexed; (Ref. 101421)

Environment

Benthic; depth range 0 - 125 m (Ref. 101291)

Climate / Range

Temperate, preferred 11°C (Ref. 107945)

Distribution Countries | FAO areas | Ecosystems | Occurrences | Introductions

Eastern Atlantic and the Mediterranean Sea.

Biology     Glossary (e.g. epibenthic)

Common shell diameter is 10 to 15 cm (Ref. 101421). It is a swimmer (Ref. 96498), suspension feeder (Refs. 3477, 96498). Life cycle: Embryos develop into free-swimming trocophore larvae, succeeded by the bivalve veliger, resembling a miniature clam (Ref. 833).

IUCN Red List Status (Ref. 114614)

   

CITES status (Ref. 94142)

Not Evaluated

Threat to humans

Human uses

Fisheries: commercial; aquaculture: commercial
FAO(Aquaculture: production; fisheries: production) | FisheriesWiki | Sea Around Us

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Estimation of some characteristics with mathematical models

Vulnerability (Ref. 71543)
Low to moderate vulnerability (26 of 100)
Price category (Ref. 80766)
High