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Mimachlamys varia   (Linnaeus, 1758)

Variegated scallop

Native range | All suitable habitat | Point map | Year 2100
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Mimachlamys varia  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 - 200 m (Ref. 2754).  Subtropical, preferred 16°C (Ref. 107945); 69°N - 15°N, 25°W - 36°E (Ref. 78075)

Distribution Countries | FAO areas | Ecosystems | Occurrences | Introductions

Eastern Atlantic and the Mediterranean and Black Sea: Norway to Senegal and Turkey.

Length at first maturity / Size / Weight / Age

Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm Max length : 10.0 cm SHL male/unsexed; (Ref. 109255); max. reported age: 7 years (Ref. 8702)

Biology     Glossary (e.g. epibenthic)

Minimum depth from Ref. 114500. This is a sessile-burrower, suspension feeder (Ref. 96498).

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

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.

Main reference References | Coordinator | Collaborators

Demir, M. 2003. (Ref. 2754)

IUCN Red List Status (Ref. 127697)


CITES status (Ref. 108899)

Not Evaluated

CMS (Ref. 116361)

Not Evaluated

Threat to humans

Human uses

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

Estimates of some properties based on models

Preferred temperature (Ref. 115969): 11.3 - 16, mean 13.8 (based on 32 cells).
Vulnerability (Ref. 71543): Low vulnerability (24 of 100).
Price category (Ref. 80766): High.