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Pecten maximus   (Linnaeus, 1758)

great Atlantic 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 0 - 125 m (Ref. 101291).  Temperate, preferred 11°C (Ref. 107945)

Distribution Countries | FAO areas | Ecosystems | Occurrences | Introductions

Eastern Atlantic and the Mediterranean Sea.

Length at first maturity / Size / Weight / Age

Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm Max length : 17.0 cm SHD male/unsexed; (Ref. 101421)

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).

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

Life cycle: Embryos develop into free-swimming trocophore larvae, succeeded by the bivalve veliger, resembling a miniature clam (Ref. 833).

Main reference References | Coordinator | Collaborators

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

IUCN Red List Status (Ref. 115185)

CITES status (Ref. 108899)

Not Evaluated

CMS (Ref. 116361)

Not Evaluated

Threat to humans

Human uses

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

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Internet sources

BHL | BOLD Systems | CISTI | DiscoverLife | FAO(fisheries: species profile; 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 (26 of 100)
Price category (Ref. 80766)
High