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Iceland Scallop

Chlamys islandica (O. F. Müller 1776)

Chlamys islandica

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Chlamys islandica, the Iceland scallop, is a species of bivalve mollusc in the family Pectinidae. This North Atlantic scallop attaches itself to hard surfaces such as rocks and can be found from the intertidal zone to a depth of 200 m (660 ft).[1]

In the northwest, it ranges from Greenland to Massachusetts[2] and in the northeast from Norway and Iceland to the Faroes.[1] Its shell can be found further south, including the British Isles, as subfossil remains.[1] It is highly variable in colour and can reach a size of 14 cm (5.5 in).[1]

References

  1. ^ a b c d Marine Bivalve Shells of the British Isles (22 March 2016). Chlamys islandica. National Museum Wales. Retrieved 5 December 2016.
  2. ^ Abbott, R.T. & Morris, P.A. A Field Guide to Shells: Atlantic and Gulf Coasts and the West Indies. New York: Houghton Mifflin, 1995. 27.
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Chlamys islandica: Brief Summary

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Chlamys islandica, the Iceland scallop, is a species of bivalve mollusc in the family Pectinidae. This North Atlantic scallop attaches itself to hard surfaces such as rocks and can be found from the intertidal zone to a depth of 200 m (660 ft).

In the northwest, it ranges from Greenland to Massachusetts and in the northeast from Norway and Iceland to the Faroes. Its shell can be found further south, including the British Isles, as subfossil remains. It is highly variable in colour and can reach a size of 14 cm (5.5 in).

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