Pecten maximus, great Atlantic scallop, great scallop, pelgrim scallop, photos, facts and physical characteristics


Pecten maximus, great Atlantic scallop, great scallop, pelgrim scallop, photos, facts and physical characteristics

Pecten maximus

Pecten maximus Description

Concave right valve with seventeen rounded radial grooves, with numerous longitudinal (not scaly) grooves. Compressed left valve (superior) with sixteen compressed grooves, with four to five radial grooves. White right valve and red left valve.

Pecten maximus Common Names

  • great Atlantic scallop, great scallop, pelgrim scallop

Pecten maximus Taxonomic Structure

What type of species is Pecten maximus? Below, you will find the taxonomic groups the Pecten maximus species belongs to.

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Pecten maximus, marine species closely related

Pecten maximus, distinctive physical characteristics

How to identify Pecten maximus marine species? Below, you will find the list of main identification criteria and physical characteristics of marine species Pecten maximus. For each identification criteria, the corresponding physical characteristics of marine species Pecten maximus are marked in green.

Pecten maximus, geographic distribution

Where is Pecten maximus found in the world? Below, you will find the list and a world map of the geographic distribution where the marine species Pecten maximus can be found.

There is no photo/diving site associated to this marine animal

Pecten maximus, underwater photographers

Which photographers have photos of Pecten maximus species? Below, you will find the list of underwater photographers and their photos of the marine species Pecten maximus.