Atlantic Calico Scallop

(Linnaeus, 1758)

Argopecten gibbus

Class:

Order:

Family:

Bivalvia

Pectinida

Pectinidae

Pectinidae

Image Voucher: 

ANSP 404291

Shell Information

Length (mm): 40-52

N/A

Chirality:

It can be found in a wide range of colors.

Description:

Ecological Information

Distribution:

Depth (m):

Maryland to the Gulf of Mexico and Puerto Rico.

0 to 366 meters

Diet:

Suspension feeder

Habitat:

Marine

Misc. Facts

Citations

MolluscaBase eds. (2021). MolluscaBase. Argopecten gibbus (Linnaeus, 1758). Accessed through: World Register of Marine Species at: http://www.marinespecies.org/aphia.php?p=taxdetails&id=394271 on 2021-06-10

Morris, P. A. (1987). A field guide to shells: Atlantic and Gulf coasts and the West Indies (3rd ed.). Houghton Mifflin.

Mikkelsen, P. M., & Bieler, R. (28). Seashells of southern Florida: Living marine mollusks of the Florida keys and Adjacent REGIONS, bivalves. Princeton: Princeton University Press.