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Zygochlamys patagonica   (King & Broderip, 1832)

Patagonean scallop
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Classification Common names | Synonyms | CoL | ITIS | WoRMS

Bivalvia | Ostreoida | Pectinidae

Main reference References | Biblio | Coordinator | Collaborators

Rosenberg, G. 2009. (Ref. 83435)

Size / Weight / Age

Max length : 7.8 cm DL male/unsexed; (Ref. 83435)

Environment

Sessile; depth range 1 - 270 m (Ref. 87801), usually 70 - 120 m (Ref. 114844)

Climate / Range

Subtropical; 26°S - 65°S, 110°W - 53°W

Distribution Countries | FAO areas | Ecosystems | Occurrences | Introductions

Southeast Pacific, Southwest Atlantic and Antarctic: Magellanic biogeographic province. In the Pacific from Puerto Montt to Strait of Magellan and Cape Horn (56°S) to the Atlantic northwards to Rio de la Plata estuary (35°S). Also from Palmer Archipelago, Antarctica and Easter Island. Introduced in the Mediterranean. Subtropical to polar.

Biology     Glossary (e.g. epibenthic)

The Patagonian scallop fishery of this species has been certified by the Marine Stewardship Council (http://www.msc.org/) as well-managed and sustainable (http://www.msc.org/html/content_1294.htm). This is an epifaunal species found at depths of 1 to 270 meters. Adults live on the bottom supported by their right valve while juveniles appear as epibionts of algae and other invertebrates. Single species found in shallow waters and forms large banks in deeper waters. Larvae are free-living (Ref. 87801). It is found in forests of Macrocystis pyrifera (Ref. 92889). 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 (Ref. 114614)

   

CITES status (Ref. 94142)

Not Evaluated

Threat to humans

  Harmless

Human uses

Fisheries: commercial
FAO(fisheries: production) | FisheriesWiki | Sea Around Us

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Estimation of some characteristics with mathematical models

Price category (Ref. 80766)
Medium