Placopecten magellanicus (Gmelin, 1791)
Deep sea scallop
Placopecten magellanicus
photo by Harvey-Clark, Chris

Family:  Pectinidae (scallops)
Max. size:  20 cm TL (male/unsexed); max. reported age: 12 years
Environment:  benthic; marine; depth range 0 - 300 m
Distribution:  Western Central Pacific and Northwest Atlantic: Palau, Canada to USA.
Biology:  Large epibenthic bivalve found along the continental shelf (Ref. 121934). Semi-mobile. Opportunistic filter feeder, utilizing both pelagic and benthic organisms as food (Ref. 106925),
IUCN Red List Status: Not Evaluated (N.E.) Ref. 123251)
Threat to humans: 
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Entered by: Harvey-Clark, Chris - 11.12.05
Modified by: Luna, Susan - 20.03.20
Checked by: Rosenberg, Gary - 12.08.11

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