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

PhylumMollusca Subphylum
Superclass ClassPelecypoda
Subclass OrderOstreoida
SuborderPectinina FamilyPectinidae
GenusPecten Speciesmaximus

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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