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(Deep) Sea Scallop

Pétoncle géant

Placopecten magellanicus

  • Description Description Icon
    A large scallop with flattish, finely ribbed shells than can grow up to 20 cm. They usually occur in deep water.
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  • Interesting Fact Interesting Fact Icon
    Sea Scallops, unlike their sedentary relatives, can clap their 
finely ribbed shells and ‘swim.’