Variegated scallop

Order: 
Pectinoida
Family: 
Pectinidae

Marine bivalve mollusc, with oval shell consisting of 2 convex valves, the lower valve a little flatter than the upper one. Ears markedly unequal in size. Main sculpture of each valve with 25 to 35 regular, prominent, rounded, radial ribs. Color: outside of shell extremely variable, whitish, yellow, orange, red, brown or purple, often with irregular paler patterns. Interior glossy, with similar coloration or white often tinged with brown or purple. Maximum length 10 cm.

International Designations

Germany: 
Bunte Kammuschel
France: 
Pétoncle
Italy: 
Pettine vario
Portugal: 
Leque variado
UK: 
Variegated scallop
Fishing gears: 
Aquaculture
Dregdes
FAO code: 
VSC
Scientific name: 
Chlamys varia
Type: 
Molluscs
Fishing areas: 
Area 27: the Northeastern part of the Atlantic Ocean
Area 34: the Eastern Central part of the Atlantic Ocean
Area 37: the Mediterranean Sea and the Black Sea
Global production (Tons): 
0,42
Fishing seasons: 
ENE
FEB
MAR
ABR
MAY
SEP
OCT
NOV
DIC