Commercial Scallop

Pecten fumatus Reeve, 1852

Shells of this species are characterised by a flat left valve, and a strongly convex right valve, each with 12-16 strong radial ribs. The external shell colour is extremely variable among specimens, ranging from light brown to pink and orange.

They are highly valued as seafood and are commercially harvested throughout their natural range

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What habitats does Pecten fumatus live in?

Patches of bare soft sand and mud, in discrete beds, to depth of 120 m

What is the distribution of Pecten fumatus?

Most states of Australia

How big does Pecten fumatus grow?

Shell up to 14 cm across

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