Taxon profile


Variegated Scallop
Mimachlamys varia (Linnaeus, 1758)

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

Scientific synonyms

Ostrea varia Linnaeus, 1758
Chlamys varia (Linnaeus, 1758)
Ostrea aculeata Gmelin, 1791
Pecten altus L. A. Reeve, 1853
Chlamys alta (L. A. Reeve, 1853)
Pecten arzellus de Gregorio, 1885
Pecten varius var. aurantiaca Clement, 1879 non Pecten aurantiacus Bosc, 1801 non Pecten aurantiacus Lamarck, 1819
Ostrea flammea Gmelin, 1791
Pecten varius var. fulva Clement, 1879
Ostrea incarnata Gmelin, 1791


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Links and literature

EN Galli C.: WMSDB - Wolrdwide Mollusc Species Data Base July 10, 2013 [] [as Chlamys alta (Reeve, 1853)]
Data retrieved on: 23 November 2013
EN Galli C.: WMSDB - Wolrdwide Mollusc Species Data Base July 10, 2013 [] [as Chlamys varia Linnaeus, 1758]
Data retrieved on: 23 November 2013
CZ Pfleger V. (1999): České názvy živočichů III. Měkkýši (Mollusca), Národní muzeum, (zoologické odd.), Praha, 108 pp. [as Chlamys varia (LINNÉ, 1758)]
Data retrieved on: 11 November 2013
IT Repetto G., Orlando F. & Arduino G. (2005): Conchiglie del Mediterraneo, Amici del Museo "Federico Eusebio", Alba, Italy [as Mimachlamys varia (Linné, 1758)]
EN Petović S., Gvozdenović S., Ikica Z. (2017): An Annotated Checklist of the Marine Molluscs of the South Adriatic Sea (Montenegro) and a Comparison with Those of Neighbouring Areas, Turkish Journal of Fisheries and Aquatic Sciences 17: 921-934 [as Mimachlamys varia (Linnaeus, 1758)]
SP Tarruella Ruestes, A. (2002): Moluscos marinos de Cap Ras y Llançà (Girona, NE de la península Ibérica) [], Spira, 1(2): 1-14 [as Chlamys varia (Linnaeus, 1758)]

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