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Argopecten gibbus   (Linnaeus, 1758)

Calico scallop

Native range | All suitable habitat | Point map | Year 2100
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Argopecten gibbus  AquaMaps  Data sources: GBIF OBIS
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Classification / Names Common names | Synonyms | CoL | ITIS | WoRMS

Bivalvia | Pectinida | Pectinidae

Environment: milieu / climate zone / depth range / distribution range Ecology

Benthic; depth range 0 - 366 m (Ref. 83435), usually 8 - 11 m (Ref. 83435).  Tropical, preferred 24°C (Ref. 107945); 38°N - 6°S, 98°W - 35°W (Ref. 83435)

Distribution Countries | FAO areas | Ecosystems | Occurrences | Introductions

Western Atlantic.

Length at first maturity / Size / Weight / Age

Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm Max length : 5.2 cm male/unsexed; (Ref. 83435); common length : 6.3 cm TL male/unsexed; (Ref. 344); max. reported age: 2.00 years (Ref. 8702)

Short description Morphology

Shell outline almost circular, valves very inflated, wing-like projections relatively poorly developed. Surface sculpture of about 20 ribs, smooth square in cross-section. Hinge straight. Colour: upper valve bright, variable, ranging from brown to red to lavender rose to whitish with purplish or reddish mottlings, colour of lower valve much lighter, whitish with lighter markings.

Biology     Glossary (e.g. epibenthic)

Life span: 18 to 24 months (Ref. 350). Lives in beds in shallow to moderately deep water, usually on (or buried in) sandy bottoms (Ref. 344). Also in seagrass and algae beds (Ref. 106861). Spawning and recruitment occur throughout the year, with peaks in late autumn and spring (Ref. 344).

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

Spawning and recruitment occur throughout the year, with peaks in late autumn and spring.

Main reference References | Coordinator | Collaborators

Leal, J.H. 2003. (Ref. 344)

IUCN Red List Status (Ref. 123251)


CITES status (Ref. 108899)

Not Evaluated

CMS (Ref. 116361)

Not Evaluated

Threat to humans

Human uses

Fisheries: highly commercial
FAO - Fisheries: landings | FishSource | Sea Around Us

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BHL | BOLD Systems | CISTI | DiscoverLife | FAO(Fisheries: ; publication : search) | GenBank (genome, nucleotide) | GloBI | Gomexsi | Google Books | Google Scholar | Google | ispecies | PubMed | Tree of Life | Wikipedia (Go, Search) | Zoological Record

Estimates of some properties based on models

Preferred temperature (Ref. 115969): 23.7 - 28, mean 26.9 (based on 680 cells).
Prior r = 1.01, 95% CL = 0.66 - 1.51, Based on 1 stock assessment.
Price category (Ref. 80766)
Medium