Taxon profile


Pecten maximus (Linnaeus, 1758)

kingdom Animalia - animals »  phylum Mollusca - mollusks »  class Bivalvia - bivalves »  order Pectinida »  family Pectinidae »  genus Pecten

Scientific synonyms

Chlamys maxima
Ostrea maxima Linnaeus, 1758
Pecten maximum (Linnaeus, 1758)
Pecten vulgaris da Costa, 1778
Plicatula similis G. B. Sowerby II, 1842

Other names

= Common Scallop
= Great Atlantic Scallop
= King Scallop


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Links and literature

EN Galli C.: WMSDB - Wolrdwide Mollusc Species Data Base July 10, 2013 [] [as Pecten maximus Linnaeus, 1758]
Data retrieved on: 23 November 2013
IT Repetto G., Orlando F. & Arduino G. (2005): Conchiglie del Mediterraneo, Amici del Museo "Federico Eusebio", Alba, Italy [as Pecten maximum (Linné, 1758)]
CZ Pfleger V. (1999): České názvy živočichů III. Měkkýši (Mollusca), Národní muzeum, (zoologické odd.), Praha, 108 pp. [as Pecten maximus (LINNÉ, 1758)]
Data retrieved on: 11 November 2013

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