Common name : scallop
Aspect : unequal shell fixed to the substrate by byssal threads or limestone cement. circular to oval shape, costumed or pleated radially with aliform expansions. Reduced foot.
Feeding : filtration of microorganisms in suspension
Environment : sandy, gravelly and detrital bottom, all seas and oceans, certain species in polar waters, shallow depth.
Aequipecten opercularis (Linnaeus, 1758) (Subfamily Pectininae)
Mimachlamys varia (Linnaeus, 1758) (Subfamily Pedinae)