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Placopecten magellanicus   (Gmelin, 1791)

deep sea scallop

Native range | All suitable habitat | Point map | Year 2100
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Placopecten magellanicus   AquaMaps   Data sources: GBIF OBIS
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Classification
Bivalvia | Ostreoida | Pectinidae
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Main reference
Harvey-Clark, C. 1997. (Ref. 7726)
References | Biblio | Coordinator | Collaborators

Size / Weight / Age
Max length : 20.0 cm TL male/unsexed; (Ref. 7726); max. reported age: 12 years (Ref. 8702)

Environment
Benthic; depth range 0 - 300 m (Ref. 83435), usually 30 - 91 m (Ref. 83435)

Climate / Range
Temperate, preferred 9°C (Ref. 107945); 52°N - 35°N, 75°E - 56°W (Ref. 83435)

Distribution
Western Central Pacific and Northwest Atlantic: Palau, Canada to USA.
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Biology     Glossary (e.g. epibenthic)

Semi-mobile. Opportunistic filter feeder, utilizing both pelagic and benthic organisms as food (Ref. 106925), 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).

IUCN Red List Status (Ref. 114614)

   

CITES status (Ref. 94142)

Not Evaluated

Threat to humans




Human uses
Fisheries: commercial
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Estimation of some characteristics with mathematical models

Vulnerability (Ref. 71543)
Moderate vulnerability (45 of 100)
Price category (Ref. 80766)
Low