Peruvian calico scallop

Order: 
Ostreoida
Family: 
Pectinidae

Marine bivalve mollusc. The bivalve shell is thick, orbicular, with slightly unequal valves, the left more convex than the right. It has radial ribs, uniform, protruding, in varying numbers, 23 to 26 per valve, which have angled edges and are covered by thin and oblique scales. It has unequal wings, the largest one being anterior. The edge is strongly denticulated. The color varies from white to pink and brown, which combine and distribute irregularly. Exceptionally it is observed the orange and lilac. The interior of the shell is smooth glossy, the pallial line is simple. The adductor scar is notorious, large central. They reach a size of up to 17 cm in diameter.

International Designations

Germany: 
Purpur-Kammmuschel
France: 
Peigne eventail
Italy: 
Cappasanta del Pacifico
Portugal: 
Vieira-do-Perú
UK: 
Peruvian calico scallop
Fishing gears: 
Aquaculture
FAO code: 
SCQ
Scientific name: 
Argopecten purpuratus
Type: 
Molluscs
Fishing areas: 
Area 77: the Eastern Central part of the Pacific Ocean
Area 87: the Southeastern part of the Pacific Ocean
Global production (Tons): 
43164,6
Fishing seasons: 
MAR
ABR
MAY
JUN
JUL
AGO
SEP
OCT
NOV