Ultrastructural morphogenesis of pectinid spat from the western Mediterranean: A way to differentiate seven genera

Juan B. Peña, Concha Ríos, Samuel Peña, Joaquím Canales

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Abstract

Eight scallop species were identified from collectors placed at three depths in the western Mediterranean. The morphological characteristics of the eight small spat species were described. The classification of the scallop spat settled on collectors was made according to their shell contour, number of ribs, auricle lengths, sculpture of the preradial stage in the left valve, hinge length, and height of the prismatic stage on the right valve. Seven genera were identified: Palliolum, Pseudamussium, Mimachlamys, Aequipecten, Perapecten, Flexopecten, and Pecten.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)123-130
Number of pages8
JournalJournal of Shellfish Research
Volume17
Issue number1
StatePublished - Jan 1 1998

Keywords

  • Collectors
  • Identification
  • Morphometry
  • Scallops
  • Scanning electron microscopy
  • Settlement
  • Spat
  • Ultrastructure

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Aquatic Science

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