BIOTIC Species Information for Pecten maximus
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Researched byCharlotte Marshall & Emily Wilson Data supplied byMarLIN
Refereed byAndy Beaumont
Taxonomy
Scientific namePecten maximus Common nameGreat scallop
MCS CodeW1771 Recent SynonymsNone

PhylumMollusca Subphylum
Superclass ClassPelecypoda
Subclass OrderOstreoida
SuborderPectinina FamilyPectinidae
GenusPecten Speciesmaximus
Subspecies   

Additional InformationAlso known as the King scallop, Giant scallop, escallop and Coquille St. Jacques.
Taxonomy References Howson & Picton, 1997, Fish & Fish, 1996, Tebble, 1976,
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