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Pectinidae 2 species (7 shells in total)

Phylum      : Mollusca
 Class       : Bivalvia 
  Subclass    : Pteriomorphia 
   Order       : Pectinida 
    Superfamily : Pectinoidea 
     Family      : Pectinidae 

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 (ears) on each side of the summit, asymmetrical (scallop - Mimachlamys varia) or symmetrical (scallop - Pecten jacobaeus). Hinge without tooth, mainly internal ligament, in triangle under the hook. No palleal sinus, only one adductor muscle. Gonad in the shape of a colored tongue (coral). 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)

Aequipecten opercularis

Mimachlamys varia (Linnaeus, 1758) (Subfamily Pedinae)

Mimachlamys varia
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