Common scallop

Order: 
Ostreoida
Family: 
Pectinidae

Marine bivalve mollusc. Large shell (10-22 cm long), almost circular; umbones in centre, between two almost equal ears. Exterior of right valve whitish, with 20 broad, flattened ribs. Exterior of left valve purplish brown with 20 coarse radial ribs. Interior valve whitish, furrowed, with a single adductor muscle scar.

International Designations

Germany: 
Japanische Kammmuschel
France: 
Saint jacques
Italy: 
Cappasanta orientale
Portugal: 
Vieira-japonesa
UK: 
Common scallop
Fishing gears: 
Aquaculture
FAO code: 
JSC
Scientific name: 
Patinopecten yessoensis
Type: 
Molluscs
Fishing areas: 
Area 27: the Northeastern part of the Atlantic Ocean
Area 37: the Mediterranean Sea and the Black Sea
Area 61: the Northwestern part of the Pacific Ocean
Global production (Tons): 
493291
Fishing seasons: 
MAR
ABR
MAY
JUN
JUL
AGO
SEP
OCT
NOV