Image Steve Trewhella - Chlamys distorta Humpback Scallop, Oban. Image width ca XX cm.
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Chlamys distorta is not listed under any importance categories.
|Phylum||Mollusca||Snails, slugs, mussels, cockles, clams & squid|
|Class||Bivalvia||Clams, cockles, mussels, oysters, and scallops|
|Authority||(da Costa, 1778)|
|Recent synonyms||Hinnites distorta|
|Recorded Distribution in Britain and Ireland||Common on all coasts of Britain and Ireland.|
|Habitat information||Attached to hard substrata from the low shore to at least 100 m depth.|
|Description||Chlamys distorta is a small bivalve, up to 5 cm long, often with a brightly patterned and coloured shell. The valves are oval with 60 (35-50 in juveniles) or more radiating ribs and two prominent ears, one of which is larger than the other. Once an individual has become cemented to a hard surface, the lower (right) valve becomes deeply convex whereas the upper (left) valve is less so.|
|Additional information||No text entered|
This review can be cited as follows:
Ken Neal 2004. Chlamys distorta. Humpback scallop. Marine Life Information Network: Biology and Sensitivity Key Information Sub-programme [on-line]. Plymouth: Marine Biological Association of the United Kingdom. [cited 21/05/2013]. Available from: <http://www.marlin.ac.uk/speciesinformation.php?speciesID=2964>