Pecten maximus

Pecten maximus , common names the great scallop, king scallop, St James shell or escallop, is a northeast Atlantic species of scallop, an edible saltwater clam, a marine bivalve mollusc in the family Pectinidae. This is the type species of the genus. Bufret Lignende Oversett denne siden 27.

Editio decima, reformata. Laurentius Salvius: Holmiae. Characteristics: The great scallop has a thick and solid shell.

The left (bottom) valve is flat while the right (top) valve is clearly convex. The color is grey or light brown, sometimes with tints of yellow, orange or red. It can reach a diameter of cm. Descriptions and articles about the Great Scallop, scientifically known as Pecten maximus in the Encyclopedia of Life. Seen on a world scale, the great scallop is the most important shellfish for the fisheries.

More than a million tons are fished yearly. The shell is the logo for Shell , but also for the pilgrims that used to travel to the town of Santiago de Compostella in Galicia (northwest Spain). Pilgrims took the scallop with them, in honor of Saint .

Description, classification, synonyms, distribution map and images of Pecten maximus. The right valve is strongly convex and tends to be off-white, yellowish, or light brown in colour, often with bands or spots of darker pigment. The left valve is flat and is light pink to reddish brown in colour. It has some eye-spots which can be seen. Vänster skalhalva platt och höger kupad.

Främre och bakre skalöron likstora. De store kamskjellene er festet med byssustråder når de er små, men blir senere frittlevende og kan svømme over korte avstander for å slippe unna fiender, eller for å finne et gunstigere levested. De nytter vannjett-prinsippet og rører seg ved hjelp av en kraftig muskel som raskt åpner og lukker skjellet. Three challenge experiments were carried out on larvae of the great scallop Pecten maximus. Larvae were bath-challenged with Vibrio pectenicida and strains resembling Vibrio splendidus and one Pseudoalteromonas sp.

Unchallenged larvae were used as negative controls. The challenge protocol was based on the . Food Addit Contam Part A Chem Anal Control Expo Risk Assess. Anatomical distribution of heavy metals in the scallop Pecten maximus.

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King Scallop- Pecten Maximus. They could expect to receive as much food as they could gather . The great scallop, Pecten maximus is a potentialaquaculture species in Norway, but production to date has been low. To cite this Myers, P. The Animal Diversity Web ( online).