Argopecten purpuratus   (Lamarck, 1819)

Peruvian calico scallop
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Classification / Names Common names | Synonyms | CoL | ITIS | WoRMS

Bivalvia | Ostreoida | Pectinidae

Environment / Climate / Range Ecology

Benthic; depth range 0 - 500 m (Ref. 356).  Tropical, preferred 20°C (Ref. 107945); 5°S - 42°S, 81°W - 70°W (Ref. 106891)

Distribution Countries | FAO areas | Ecosystems | Occurrences | Introductions

Southeast Pacific: From Paita, Peru to Chiloé, Chile. Tropical to subtropical.

Length at first maturity / Size / Weight / Age

Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm Max length : 12.0 cm SL male/unsexed; (Ref. 356)

Biology     Glossary (e.g. epibenthic)

Found in shallow bays (Ref. 106891). Inhabits sedimentary grounds in sheltered areas at depths from 5 to 40 m (Ref. 106862). Life cycle: Embryos develop into free-swimming trocophore larvae, succeeded by the bivalve veliger, resembling a miniature clam (Ref. 833). Spawning occurs year-round but mainly during spring and autumn (Ref. 106788).

Life cycle and mating behavior Maturity | Reproduction | Spawning | Eggs | Fecundity | Larvae

Life cycle: Embryos develop into free-swimming trocophore larvae, succeeded by the bivalve veliger, resembling a miniature clam (Ref. 833). Spawning occurs year-round but mainly during spring and autumn (Ref. 106788).

Main reference References | Coordinator | Collaborators

SAUP Database. 2006. (Ref. 356)

IUCN Red List Status (Ref. 115185)

CITES status (Ref. 108899)

Not Evaluated

Threat to humans

Human uses

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

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Internet sources

BHL | BOLD Systems | CISTI | DiscoverLife | FAO(fisheries: ; publication : search) | GenBank (genome, nucleotide) | GloBI | GOBASE | Google Books | Google Scholar | Google | ispecies | PubMed | Scirus | Tree of Life | uBio | uBio RSS | Wikipedia (Go, Search) | Zoological Record

Estimates of some properties based on models

Vulnerability (Ref. 71543)
Low vulnerability (10 of 100)
Price category (Ref. 80766)
Medium