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Placopecten magellanicus   (Gmelin, 1791)

deep sea scallop

Native range | All suitable habitat | Point map | Year 2100
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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 - 300 m (Ref. 83435), usually 30 - 91 m (Ref. 83435).  Temperate, preferred 9°C (Ref. 107945); 52°N - 35°N, 75°E - 56°W (Ref. 83435)

Distribution Countries | FAO areas | Ecosystems | Occurrences | Introductions

Western Central Pacific and Northwest Atlantic: Palau, Canada to USA.

Length at first maturity / Size / Weight / Age

Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm Max length : 20.0 cm TL male/unsexed; (Ref. 7726); max. reported age: 12 years (Ref. 8702)

Biology     Glossary (e.g. epibenthic)

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), 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 (Ref. 833).

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

Harvey-Clark, C. 1997. (Ref. 7726)

IUCN Red List Status (Ref. 123251)


CITES status (Ref. 108899)

Not Evaluated

CMS (Ref. 116361)

Not Evaluated

Threat to humans

Human uses

Fisheries: commercial
FAO - Fisheries: landings, species profile | FishSource | Sea Around Us

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Internet sources

BHL | BOLD Systems | CISTI | DiscoverLife | FAO(Fisheries: species profile; 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): 1.9 - 11.7, mean 8.5 (based on 153 cells).
Prior r = 0.56, 95% CL = 0.37 - 0.84, Based on 3 stock assessments.
Vulnerability (Ref. 71543)
Moderate vulnerability (45 of 100)
Price category (Ref. 80766)
Low