Aequipecten opercularis   (Linnaeus, 1758)

queen scallop
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Classification / Names Common names | Synonyms | CoL | ITIS | WoRMS

Bivalvia | Ostreoida | Pectinidae

Environment: milieu / climate zone / depth range / distribution range Ecology

Benthic; depth range 0 - 400 m (Ref. 78075), usually 15 - 50 m (Ref. 106788).  Temperate, preferred 12°C (Ref. 107945); 68°N - 15°N, 32°W - 36°E (Ref. 113881)

Distribution Countries | FAO areas | Ecosystems | Occurrences | Introductions

Eastern Atlantic and the Mediterranean Sea. Temperate to polar.

Length at first maturity / Size / Weight / Age

Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm Max length : 11.0 cm SHL male/unsexed; (Ref. 78075); max. reported age: 8 years (Ref. 8702)

Biology     Glossary (e.g. epibenthic)

Max depth range from Ref. 113966. Suspension feeder (Ref. 3477). Found on sand, mud, gravel; also associated with maerl beds and mussel beds (Ref. 114800). 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).

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

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.

Main reference References | Coordinator | Collaborators

Demir, M. 2003. (Ref. 2754)

IUCN Red List Status (Ref. 119314)


CITES status (Ref. 108899)

Not Evaluated

CMS (Ref. 116361)

Not Evaluated

Threat to humans

Human uses

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

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References
Mass conversion

Internet sources

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

Estimates of some properties based on models

Preferred temperature (Ref. 115969): 7 - 15.9, mean 10.1 (based on 520 cells).
Vulnerability (Ref. 71543)
Low vulnerability (22 of 100)
Price category (Ref. 80766)
Very high