Flexopecten glaber (Linnaeus, 1758)
smooth scallop
Flexopecten glaber
photo by FAO

Family:  Pectinidae (scallops)
Max. size:  8.5 cm SHL (male/unsexed)
Environment:  benthic; marine; depth range 0 - 215 m
Distribution:  Eastern Atlantic, Mediterranean and Black Sea: Portugal to Morocco.
Biology:  Minimum depth range from Ref. 78075. Members of the class Bivalvia are mostly gonochoric, some are protandric hermaphrodites. Life cycle: Embryos develop into free-swimming trocophore larvae, succeeded by the bivalve veliger, resembling a miniature clam (Ref. 833).
IUCN Red List Status: Not Evaluated (N.E.) Ref. (120744)
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Entered by: Sorongon-Yap, Patricia - 19.02.07
Modified by: Sorongon-Yap, Patricia - 27.05.15

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