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American Sea Scallop

Placopecten magellanicus (Gmelin 1791)

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Placopecten magellanicus (American Sea Scallop) is a species of scallops in the family scallops. They are native to The Nearctic and Atlantic Ocean. Dead American Sea Scallop form shallow marine sediments. They are solitary, crepuscular herbivores. Individuals can grow to 200 mm. They have sexual reproduction. They are sessile animals.

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  • URI: http://purl.obolibrary.org/obo/GO_0019953
  • Definition: Capable of creating a new organism by combining the genetic material of two gametes, which may come from two parent organisms or from a single organism, in the case of self-fertilizing hermaphrodites.
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Known occurrences, collected specimens and observations of American sea scallop. View this species on GBIF